chap·​book | \ ˈchap-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce chapbook (audio) \

Definition of chapbook

: a small book containing ballads, poems, tales, or tracts

Examples of chapbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her 2021 chapbook, The Light on Sifnos, won the Blue Light Press Poetry Prize. Barbara Quick, Scientific American, 1 May 2022 Meanwhile, Trent and local poets organized a chapbook in Cheyney’s honor. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Nov. 2021 Yuki Tanaka is the author of the chapbook Séance in Daylight. Yuki Tanaka, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 In February, the brand provided 50 scholarships to Tomi Adeyemi’s mentorship program; the poet Rupi Kaur has performed on the label’s Instagram Live, and Valentino has published other poets’ work in a chapbook. New York Times, 9 Mar. 2021 Dublin is writing new poems for a handmade chapbook to give Lewin as one of the gifts. Heather Knight,, 19 Dec. 2020 The same company released Soto’s chapbook, called Dallas Spleen, which imagines a post-apocalyptic version of Dallas, last August. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 23 July 2020 Our work filled a chapbook, a term used for slim volumes of creative work. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, 21 Mar. 2020 One section is drawn from a handwritten chapbook that describes an 18th-century settlement in Appalachia near a magical fountain whose water obliterates the mind of anyone who drinks it. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of chapbook

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chapbook

chapman + book

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The first known use of chapbook was in 1775

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“Chapbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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