One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nountrademark in UK
A telephone directory, or a section of one, printed on yellow paper and listing businesses and other organizations according to the goods or services they offer.
- ‘The featured DJs claimed to be able to smell records in a town as they hit its outskirts, while others cursed their luck at arriving too late, the record-shop listings in the Yellow Pages having been ripped out by their rivals.’
- ‘Randomly picking business telephone numbers from Yellow Pages they conned thousands of victims - always dialling 141 before each call so it could not be traced.’
- ‘The doctors would start to ask questions; I mentally ran through all the hospitals we'd been to already, and then got out the phone book and scanned the Yellow Pages.’
- ‘RR Donnelley continues to print Yellow Pages and Business Pages for Yell.’
- ‘About 62% of the publication is dedicated to telephone number listings and 25% to the Yellow Pages.’
- ‘The Yellow Pages are full of listings for general building contractors.’
- ‘Then, together with 11 other trainee telesales reps, I was led to a room where dozens of staff sat randomly plucking business phone numbers from Yellow Pages and deceiving them into forking out money.’
- ‘For your nearest CAB, social services or housing department, see your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages.’
- ‘Do they want work or do they have their names and addresses printed in Yellow Pages for fun?’
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