Paperback



[pey-per-bak] /ˈpeɪ pərˌbæk/

noun
1.
a book bound in a flexible cover, often a lower-priced edition of a hardcover book.
adjective
2.
(of a book) bound in a flexible cover:
a paperback edition of Orwell’s novel.
3.
of, for, or pertaining to paperbacks:
a paperback bookstore.
/ˈpeɪpəˌbæk/
noun
1.
a book or edition with covers made of flexible card, sold relatively cheaply Compare hardback
adjective
2.
of or denoting a paperback or publication of paperbacks
verb (transitive)
3.
to publish in paperback
n.

1899, from paper (n.) + back (n.). Adjective paper-backed attested from 1888.

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