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paperback

paperback

noun pa·per·back \ˈpā-pər-ˌbak\

: a book that has a thick paper cover

Full Definition of PAPERBACK

:  a book with a flexible paper binding
paperback also pa·per·backed \-ˌbakt\ adjective

Examples of PAPERBACK

  1. The store sells both paperbacks and hardcovers.
  2. The book is sold only in paperback.

First Known Use of PAPERBACK

1899

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