paste-board

pasteboard

[peyst-bawrd, -bohrd]

Origin:
1540–50; paste + board

pasteboardy, adjective
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pasteboard (ˈpeɪstˌbɔːd)
 
n
1.  a.  a stiff board formed from layers of paper or pulp pasted together, esp as used in bookbinding
 b.  (as modifier): a pasteboard book cover
2.  slang a card or ticket
 
adj
3.  flimsy; insubstantial
4.  sham; fake

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