Definition of bookwork

  1. 1 :  the manufacture of books as distinct from newspaper or magazine printing or from job work

  2. 2 :  work that involves the use of books: such as a :  schoolwork b :  paper work

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of bookwork

before 12th century

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bookwork? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!