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page-turner

[peyj-tur-ner] /ˈpeɪdʒˌtɜr nər/
noun
1.
a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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British Dictionary definitions for page turner

page-turner

noun
1.
an exciting novel, such as a thriller, with a fast-moving story
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Slang definitions & phrases for page turner

page turner

noun phrase

A book that is so absorbing that one reads it without stopping, although not necessarily for serious literary or intellectual quality: a book that unquestionably deserves the description page turner (1976+)


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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