blue book

or blue·book


a register or directory of socially prominent persons.
any register or directory, as of major companies or officials.
a blank book used in taking college examinations, usually with a blue cover.
a British parliamentary or other publication bound in a blue cover.
(initial capital letters) Trademark. a reference manual listing the current market value of used cars by model and year of manufacture.
a similar manual listing the market value of other items, appliances, etc.

Nearby words

  1. blue baby,
  2. blue bag,
  3. blue beret,
  4. blue billy,
  5. blue blood,
  6. blue box,
  7. blue buck,
  8. blue cataract,
  9. blue catfish,
  10. blue cattle dog Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bluebook



(in Britain) a government publication bound in a stiff blue paper cover: usually the report of a royal commission or a committee
informal, mainly US a register of well-known people
(in Canada) an annual statement of government accounts
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