Share this entry

Share this page

red book

Line breaks: red book

Definition of red book in English:


The title given to any of various official books of economic or political significance.
Example sentences
  • I didn't mean his politics were straight out of the little red book.


red being the conventional colour of the binding of official books.

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day verbose
Pronunciation: vəːˈbəʊs
using more words than are needed…