sub·​lit·​er·​a·​ture ˌsəb-ˈli-tə-rə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce subliterature (audio)
: popular writing (such as mystery or adventure stories) considered inferior to standard literature

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subliterature was in 1906

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“Subliterature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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