Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A volume or section of a telephone directory that lists businesses, services, or products alphabetically according to field.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a telephone directory that lists commercial organizations

Etymologies

So called because they are usually printed on yellow paper.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From such directories being printed on yellow paper (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After sending the handwritten yellow pages down the hall to be typed, he phoned Tony Podesta, another Muskie refugee, now deputy director of the McGovern scheduling and advance team, and told him to find my bag and get me a room on the sixteenth or seventeenth floor of the Doral even if he had to move someone else.

    No Excuses

  • Leasing agents can be found for boats at most marinas; for planes at flight services or the FBO at any airport; and for motor homes in the yellow pages under Motor Homesā€”Renting and Leasing.

    MORE WEALTH WITHOUT RISK

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