phrase book

noun

: a book containing idiomatic expressions of a foreign language and their translation

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In cool, shaded interiors, bookshelves are packed with Stefan Zweig and Arabic phrase books. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Aug. 2019 Baldwin’s interest coincided with a growing interest in the language among members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, which produced its first unpublished Myaamia phrase book in 1997. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 19 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of phrase book was in 1594

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“Phrase book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phrase%20book. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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