blue plate


: being a main course usually offered at a special price in a restaurant
a blue plate luncheon

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant also offers a daily blue plate special where diners can choose between two entrees and an assortment of sides. Katie Friel, Chron, 26 Jan. 2023 The blue plate has been reportedly requested by motorists and collectors for years, and Benson said the plate was used in 1965 when the National Voting Rights Act became law. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, 3 Dec. 2021 All of the food will be served on ceramic tableware made by Lim and his wife, from a striking dark blue plate to a jet-black bowl shaped like an open tulip. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Nov. 2021 The single most alluring entree is a big blue plate of moist sea bass, yellow from turmeric and swaddled in a banana leaf, escorted by tomato chutney and a bowl of kichidi, one of the few nods to the chef’s homeland. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 These businesses are set up for success, but Wall Street isn’t offering the shares as a blue plate special. Charley Grant, WSJ, 25 Feb. 2021 Doing better doesn't have to mean cooking a perfect full course meal every day, a blue plate special every day, a meat and three in some parts of the country. Katie Workman, NBC News, 9 Jan. 2020 Jacqueline Lovin, [cq] the inn’s assistant manager, recommends Paradise Beach’s coconut shrimp, as well as the nightly blue plate special ($15-$18) at nearby Gayle’s Bakery. San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr. 2018 Under the Department of Education, student loan borrowers are served up on a blue plate. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue plate was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Blue plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

blue plate

: being a main course usually offered at a special price in a restaurant
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