pam·​phlet | \ ˈpam(p)-flət How to pronounce pamphlet (audio) \

Definition of pamphlet

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

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pamphlets about common safety precautions that we all can put into use
Recent Examples on the Web But Burnett also, relying on the testimony of scholars, puts the very composition of the pamphlet in the spotlight. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: Charles Burnett’s Reckoning with History in “Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property”," 19 June 2020 North Coast salmon: Regulations will remain the same as found in the regulations pamphlet in north Oregon coastal bays and streams, from the Necanicum River south to the Salmon River. oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: Oregon, Washington in standoff over sturgeon fishing in Columbia River estuary," 13 June 2020 This notion, the report says, was traceable to an 1885 fundraising pamphlet written by Bartholdi after Laboulaye's death. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Fact check: U.S. didn't reject an earlier version of Statue of Liberty that honored slaves," 12 June 2020 Seth Richardson reports the governor’s office said the pamphlet was mistakenly included in the governor’s presentation May 21 and won’t be handed out. cleveland, "Cleveland cleans up after George Floyd protests turn riotous: The Wake Up for Monday, June 1, 2020," 1 June 2020 An elderly Republican bought me a Crimson sweatshirt and photographed me wearing it for her charity’s promotional pamphlet. Emi Nietfeld, Longreads, "Self Portrait as a Human Interest Story," 13 Dec. 2019 Many handed out copies of Laudato si’, along with pamphlets backing Maryland then-Rep. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "How a controversial letter from Pope Francis shaped climate politics and the Biden 2020 campaign," 20 May 2020 One campaign volunteer used his shirt to wipe sweat from his brow after chasing a voter with a pamphlet. Michael Dresser,, "Maryland voters cast record number of ballots as early voting wraps up," 21 June 2018 Unnoticed by the national media, Kennedy aides and King supporters distributed the pamphlet in black churches around the nation the Sunday before Election Day. CBS News, "Martin Luther King's traffic ticket changed history's course," 4 May 2020

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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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The first known use of pamphlet was in the 14th century

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23 Jun 2020

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“Pamphlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of pamphlet

: a short publication without a binding : booklet

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