blue plate


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

Examples of blue plate in a Sentence

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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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“Blue plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

blue plate

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