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little black book

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little black book

noun phrase

The private notebook in which one is supposed to keep telephone numbers and details of potential and actual sex partners; secret record (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • When she had finished it, she took up the little black book.

    Madge Morton's Secret

    Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • The Bible was the little black book you kissed in the police courts.

    The Angel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Undoubtedly the little black book had something to do with Perreira's death.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • Then he turned over the thin pages of the little black book till he came to another address.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • The superintendent drew from his pocket a little black book, such as is carried by every police officer in London.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • The page drew his sword; but the knight took a little black book and aimed it at the volcanic heads.

  • He watched her go, sick inside, and the last he saw was the hand she held up, waving the little black book at him!

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • Miss Mackenzie bent forward and made some notes in a little black book which she held upon her lap.

    The Rebel of the School Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • The clergyman for the last time took his little black book from his pocket, and satisfied himself that his speech was still in it.

    The Nameless Castle Maurus Jkai
  • Louis went down to the telephones, used one after consulting a little black book.

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