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blue book

noun
1.
a register or directory of socially prominent persons.
2.
any register or directory, as of major companies or officials.
3.
a blank book used in taking college examinations, usually with a blue cover.
4.
a British parliamentary or other publication bound in a blue cover.
5.
(initial capital letters) Trademark. a reference manual listing the current market value of used cars by model and year of manufacture.
6.
a similar manual listing the market value of other items, appliances, etc.
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  • In higher education, is it common for a student to take an exam requiring a bluebook.
British Dictionary definitions for bluebook

bluebook

noun
1.
(in Britain) a government publication bound in a stiff blue paper cover: usually the report of a royal commission or a committee
2.
(informal, mainly US) a register of well-known people
3.
(in Canada) an annual statement of government accounts
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Slang definitions & phrases for bluebook

bluebook

noun

A college examination: I'm cramming for a bluebook in Econ

[College students 1890s+; fr the color of the examination booklet]


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