yellow pages

plural noun, often capitalized Y&P

Definition of yellow pages

1 : the section of a telephone book that lists business and professional firms alphabetically by category and that includes classified advertising; also : a listing of products or services that is independently published
2 : a directory resembling yellow pages

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First Known Use of yellow pages

1927


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