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[pam-flit] /ˈpæm flɪt/

a complete publication of generally less than 80 pages stitched or stapled together and usually having a paper cover.
a short treatise or essay, generally a controversial tract, on some subject of contemporary interest:
a political pamphlet.
a brief publication generally having a paper cover; booklet
a brief treatise, often on a subject of current interest, published in pamphlet form

“small, unbound treatise,” late 14c., from Anglo-Latin panfletus, popular short form of “Pamphilus, seu de Amore” (“Pamphilus, or about Love”), a short 12c. Latin love poem popular and widely copied in Middle Ages; the name from Greek pamphilos “loved by all,” from pan- “all” + philos “loving, dear” see -phile). Meaning “brief work dealing with questions of current interest” is late 16c.


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