blue–ribbon

adjective

Definition of blue–ribbon

  1. :  of outstanding quality; especially :  consisting of individuals selected for quality, reputation, or authority <a blue–ribbon panel>

1926

First Known Use of blue–ribbon

1926


BLUE–RIBBON Defined for English Language Learners

blue–ribbon

adjective

Definition of blue–ribbon for English Language Learners

  • : made up of people who have special knowledge, abilities, etc.


Law Dictionary

blue–ribbon

adjective blue–rib·bon

Legal Definition of blue–ribbon

  1. :  consisting of individuals selected for quality, reputation, or authority <a blue–ribbon committee>


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