blue-pencil

verb blue-pen·cil \ ˈblü-ˈpen(t)-səl \

Definition of blue-pencil

transitive verb
:to edit especially by shortening or deletion

blue penciller

noun

First Known Use of blue-pencil

1888

blue-pencil Synonyms


blue pencil

noun

Definition of blue pencil

:a writing instrument used for editing; also :the act or practice of blue-penciling

First Known Use of blue pencil

1845



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