soft·​cov·​er ˈsȯf(t)-ˌkə-vər How to pronounce softcover (audio)
: bound in flexible covers : not bound in hard covers
specifically : paperback
softcover books
softcover noun

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of softcover was in 1952

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“Softcover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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