pam·phlet | \ ˈpam(p)-flət \

Definition of pamphlet 

: an unbound printed publication with no cover or with a paper cover

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Synonyms for pamphlet


booklet, brochure, circular, flyer (also flier), folder, leaflet

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Examples of pamphlet in a Sentence

pamphlets about common safety precautions that we all can put into use

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But Handy had ambitions to fly commercial jets or run airports and handed them a pamphlet for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio aviation director talks travel ban, airport construction and flying the F-22," 9 July 2018 Soon after their first encounter, Santiago went on vacation, though not before offering Marshall his personal contact information, scrawled on a Bible-study pamphlet that had been mailed to his home. John H. Tucker, Daily Intelligencer, "Rape at Rosie’s," 26 June 2018 The department sends out pamphlets before the program begins, hosts community meetings and gets the word out through neighborhood groups, Crudele said. Kimberly Veklerov,, "Black firefighter on inspection duty in Oakland hills gets videotaped, reported to police," 23 June 2018 Many parents do not speak Spanish, but rather speak indigenous languages that instructional pamphlets are not translated into. Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, "How a Child Moves Through a Broken Immigration System," 20 June 2018 In 1695, as recorded in a pamphlet with the title of The Counterfeit Bridegroom, a lady of Southwark advertised a dowry of £200 for any eligible suitor for her daughter. Longreads, "The Roaring Girls of Queer London," 8 May 2018 Even Gilroy can't give us a script that reduces the Middle East mess to a neat and tidy Cliffs Notes pamphlet. Michael Heaton,, "'Beirut' takes on the Middle East conflict of the '80s (review)," 13 Apr. 2018 In a cinder-block garage in Stroudsburg, Pa., Mr. Reese discovered a trove of pamphlets printed in Kentucky in the 1820s. Andy Newman,, "William Reese, leading seller of rare books, dies at 62," 22 June 2018 In the back of the room, Vickie Glatfelter sat with a stack of pamphlets and a poster plastered with the faces of overdose victims. Aubrey Whelan,, "To fight opioid overdoses in a rural Pa. county, prosecutors charge drug dealers," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of pamphlet

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pamphlet

Middle English pamflet unbound booklet, from Pamphilus seu De Amore Pamphilus or On Love, popular Latin love poem of the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of pamphlet

: a small, thin book with no cover or only a paper cover that has information about a particular subject


pam·phlet | \ ˈpam-flət \

Kids Definition of pamphlet

: a short publication without a binding : booklet

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