WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
pa•per•back /ˈpeɪpɚˌbæk/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a book bound in a flexible paper cover: [countable]paperbacks on every imaginable topic.[uncountable; in + ~]That dictionary is now available in paperback.

adj. [before a noun]
  • (of a book) bound in a flexible paper cover.
  • of or relating to paperbacks:a paperback book club.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    paperback /ˈpeɪpəˌbæk/ n
    1. a book or edition with covers made of flexible card, sold relatively cheaply
      Compare hardback
    Also: paperbound, soft-cover
    1. of or denoting a paperback or publication of paperbacks
    vb (transitive)
    1. to publish in paperback

    ˈpaperˌbacker n

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