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

PAPERBACKED Defined for Kids


noun pa·per·back \ˈpā-pər-ˌbak\

Definition of PAPERBACK for Kids

:  a book with a flexible paper binding


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