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nonbook

[non-boo k] /ˈnɒnˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book without artistic or literary merit or substance, especially one that has been developed primarily to exploit a fad or make a profit quickly.
adjective
2.
of or relating to such a book.
3.
of or indicating what is not a book:
pens and other nonbook items for sale in the bookstore.
4.
Library Science. of or being a holding other than a book, as a cassette, film, or art print.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; non- + book
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Examples from the web for nonbook
  • Publishers have stocked books in nonbook retailers for decades.
  • We are also undertaking a related campaign to affix better ownership markings to our older, nonbook collections.
Slang definitions & phrases for nonbook

nonbook

noun

A printed effort lacking literary value and normal publishing validity, usually one blatantly ghostwritten and/or put out for reasons of sensation, meretricious chic, or brazen and high-pitched publicity (1960+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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