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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