Word of the day

The word for today is…

nonbook (noun) – A book having little or no literary merit or substance, often published to exploit a fad.

(adj) – Of, relating to, or being something other than a book, such as microfilm or microfiche in a library.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : From a librarian’s point of view, nonbook is an adjective referring to items in a library that are not books, e.g., DVDs, prints, or maps. This is the original sense of the word, dating from the late 1920s. From the critic’s point of view, nonbook is a noun, meaning a book of no artistic or literary merit, a sense first recorded in 1960.


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