Definition of blue ribbon
1 : an honor or award gained for preeminence
2 : a blue ribbon awarded as an honor (as to the first-place winner in a competition)
Examples of blue ribbon in a sentence
Our pumpkin won the blue ribbon at the county fair this year.
<the Pritzker Prize is widely regarded as the ultimate blue ribbon for architectural achievement>
First Known Use of blue ribbon
BLUE RIBBON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blue ribbon for English Language Learners
: a decorative piece of blue cloth that is given to the winner in a contest or competition
BLUE RIBBON Defined for Kids
Definition of blue ribbon for Students
: a decorative ribbon colored blue that is given to the winner in a competition
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