pamphlet

noun
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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Examples of pamphlet in a Sentence

pamphlets about common safety precautions that we all can put into use
Recent Examples on the Web Suffrage activists in the U.S. lobbied Congress and state legislatures, wrote and distributed pamphlets, made their case from atop soap boxes in public squares, marched in the streets. oregonlive, "Women’s fight to gain vote takes center stage in new Oregon Historical Society exhibit, ‘Nevertheless, They Persisted’," 13 Mar. 2020 Officer Baylis gathered the necessary information, provided an identity theft information pamphlet for the Victim, and completed this report. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 17 Feb. 2020 People send books and pamphlets to members of Congress all the time. Monica Hesse, Washington Post, "What every member of Congress should know about vaginas," 2 Nov. 2019 Dr Gao, who became a dear friend, wrote the books and pamphlets and spoke out; Dr Wang, under cover, provided much of the evidence that underpinned her certainty. The Economist, "The truth-teller of Henan Obituary: Shuping Wang died on September 21st," 10 Oct. 2019 Agents have lectured at seminars, briefed administrators in campus meetings and distributed pamphlets with cautionary tales of trade secret theft. Eric Tucker, San Diego Union-Tribune, "US researchers on front line of battle against Chinese theft," 6 Oct. 2019 Agents have lectured at seminars, briefed administrators in campus meetings and distributed pamphlets with cautionary tales of trade secret theft. Eric Tucker, The Denver Post, "U.S. researchers on front line of battle against Chinese theft," 6 Oct. 2019 So officials paraded rat specimens around the province, distributed pamphlets on how to exterminate them and displayed anti-rat posters in post offices, grain elevators and schools. Author: Amanda Coletta, Anchorage Daily News, "Alberta, Canada: Rat-free for 70 years," 28 Sep. 2019 Laird has written three novels to his four books of poetry; Dunthorne has three novels to his name, and O Positive is his debut poetry collection, though Faber published him in their pamphlet series back in 2010. Ange Mlinko, The New York Review of Books, "‘A Walk Through Someone Else’," 10 Mar. 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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31 Mar 2020

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“Pamphlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pamphlet. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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pamphlet

noun
How to pronounce pamphlet (audio)

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

pamphlet

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

Kids Definition of pamphlet

: a short publication without a binding : booklet

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