WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
pa•per•back /ˈpeɪpɚˌbæk/USA pronunciation n.  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.

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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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