Definition of paperback noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

paperback

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpeɪpəbæk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪpərbæk//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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a book that has a thick paper cover a cheap paperback When is it coming out in paperback? a paperback book/edition compare hardbackExtra examples The book is to be published as an original paperback. The novel has just come out in paperback. The paperback came out in June. the demand for mass-market paperbacks He was snuggled in one of the armchairs, a cheap paperback in hand. This revised and expanded paperback edition includes new material. When is it coming out in paperback?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paperback