Definition of blue plate in English:

blue plate

Syllabification: blue plate


[attributive] North American
  • (Of a restaurant meal) consisting of a full main course ordered as a single menu item: the blue plate special
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    • You'd be amazed what happens at the diner, a blue-plate special restaurant in an industrial district near the airport.
    • Diners that serve a standard menu of coffee, burgers, fries and blue-plate specials offer comfy booths along with their comfort food.
    • The restaurant features 20 different beef and bison burgers, blue-plate specials, beef filets, salads and roasted ‘beer can chicken;’ plus cedar-planked steelhead salmon.


mid 20th century: with reference to the original blue plates divided into compartments, on which fixed-price restaurant meals were served.

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