Yellow Pages Definition

A volume or section of a telephone directory that lists businesses, services, or products alphabetically according to field.
American Heritage
The section or volume of a telephone directory, usually printed on yellow paper, containing classified listings of subscribers according to business, profession, etc.
Webster's New World
A telephone directory that lists commercial organizations.

Origin of Yellow Pages

  • So called because they are usually printed on yellow paper

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From such directories being printed on yellow paper

    From Wiktionary

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