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yellow pages

plural noun, (often initial capital letters)
1.
a classified telephone directory or section of a directory, listing subscribers by the type of business or service they offer, usually printed on yellow paper.
Compare white pages.
Origin of yellow pages
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • In the yellow pages, look under "Clinics" for a listing of private and sometimes also public clinics.

  • I took the book in my hand and turned over its yellow pages.

    Tales of South Africa H.A. Bryden
  • In these yellow pages is a melancholy reflection of the gayety and gallantry of the Sans Souci hotel seventy years ago.

    Washington Irving Charles Dudley Warner
  • He ran through the yellow pages time after time and finally shook them violently—without result.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
  • I had taken the copy of Graziani's suites off the desk, and was holding it on my lap turning over the old foxed and yellow pages.

    The Lost Stradivarius John Meade Falkner
  • In these yellow pages is a melancholy reflection of the gayety and gallantry of the Sans Souci Hotel seventy years ago.

    Washington Irving Charles Dudley Warner
  • Clinical psychologists are listed in the yellow pages under "Psychologists."

  • He turned over some dozen of the yellow pages, looking at them curiously.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for yellow pages

Yellow Pages

plural noun
1.
trademark a classified telephone directory, often printed on yellow paper, that lists subscribers by the business or service provided
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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yellow pages in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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