[pey-per-bak] /ˈpeɪ pərˌbæk/
a book bound in a flexible cover, often a lower-priced edition of a hardcover book.
(of a book) bound in a flexible cover:
a paperback edition of Orwell’s novel.
of, for, or pertaining to paperbacks:
a paperback bookstore.
a book or edition with covers made of flexible card, sold relatively cheaply Compare hardback
of or denoting a paperback or publication of paperbacks
to publish in paperback
1899, from paper (n.) + back (n.). Adjective paper-backed attested from 1888.
- Paper bag
Related Terms can’t fight one’s way out of a paper bag
- Paper bag case
noun phrase An ugly woman (1980s+ Students)
noun 1. a shrub or tree, Acer griseum, native to China, cultivated for its attractive papery brownish bark.
[pey-per-bahrk] /ˈpeɪ pərˌbɑrk/ noun 1. . /ˈpeɪpəˌbɑːk/ noun 1. any of several Australian myrtaceous trees of the genus Melaleuca, esp M. quinquenervia, of swampy regions, having spear-shaped leaves and papery bark that can be peeled off in thin layers 2. the papery bark of any of these trees