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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Once an industry largely run on pen and paper (and fueled by yellow page ads), the field is now overrun with tech solutions. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Acquired: Oceanside tech startup HireAHelper sells to Seattle startup," 23 July 2019 Bail-bond agents used to advertise in the yellow pages, but as the public abandoned phone books for Google, so did the industry. Greg Ip, WSJ, "How Google and Facebook Are Monopolizing Ideas," 4 July 2018 Haircut for Asian Men Since 1987, Jay Bobo has worked at Astor Hair, a barbershop with fluorescent lights, baseball on TV, and walls plastered with yellowing pages ripped from GQ. John Januzzi, The Cut, "The Best of New York Health & Self 2018," 6 Mar. 2018 Once an industry largely run on pen and paper (and fueled by yellow page ads), the field is now overrun with tech solutions. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Acquired: Oceanside tech startup HireAHelper sells to Seattle startup," 23 July 2019 Bail-bond agents used to advertise in the yellow pages, but as the public abandoned phone books for Google, so did the industry. Greg Ip, WSJ, "How Google and Facebook Are Monopolizing Ideas," 4 July 2018 Haircut for Asian Men Since 1987, Jay Bobo has worked at Astor Hair, a barbershop with fluorescent lights, baseball on TV, and walls plastered with yellowing pages ripped from GQ. John Januzzi, The Cut, "The Best of New York Health & Self 2018," 6 Mar. 2018 The book with its yellowing pages covered in Jefferson’s neat cursive — and occasional ink blot — is one of 100 objects that capture the nuances and complexity of U-Va. Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, "As U-Va. marks its bicentennial, a collection of objects tells its complicated history," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of yellow pages

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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