cardboard

[kahrd-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
1.
a thin, stiff pasteboard, used for signs, boxes, etc.
adjective
2.
resembling cardboard, especially in flimsiness: an apartment with cardboard walls.
3.
not fully lifelike; shallow; two-dimensional: a play with cardboard characters.

Origin:
1840–50; card1 + board

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cardboard (ˈkɑːdˌbɔːd)
 
n
1.  a.  a thin stiff board made from paper pulp and used esp for making cartons
 b.  (as modifier): cardboard boxes
 
adj
2.  (prenominal) without substance: a cardboard smile; a cardboard general

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cardboard
1848, from card (n.) + board. Fig. sense is from 1893.
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Example sentences
Putting together a jigsaw puzzle, particularly the cardboard variety, is an
  abstract undertaking.
Roll it up, stick it in a cardboard tube, and don't let them take it away.
On the back of the folder was a piece of cardboard to keep the handouts and
  their folder from drooping.
They resemble cardboard cut-outs, the kind that pop out at firing ranges for
  target practice.
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