text·​book·​ish ˈteks(t)-ˌbu̇-kish How to pronounce textbookish (audio)
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a textbook
the style is heavy and textbookishNation

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of textbookish was in 1914

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“Textbookish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/textbookish. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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