blue-rib|bon


blue-rib|bon
1. a ribbon of a blue color awarded to one that wins first prize in a contest.
2. the first prize; highest honor; greatest distinction: »

The prize sheep won a blue ribbon for best entry in its class at the fair.

3. a badge of a temperance society.
blue-rib|bon «BLOO RIHB uhn», adjective.
1. specially selected on the basis of education or other qualifications: »

a blue-ribbon jury.

2. comprised of the best or most prominent members of a group: »

a blue-ribbon committee.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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