Today’s Word : chapbook

Word : chapbook

PRONUNCIATION:

(CHAP-book)

MEANING:

noun: A small book or pamphlet containing stories, poems, or religious tracts.

ETYMOLOGY:

From chapman book, a small, cheap book sold by a chapman or a colporteur. Earliest documented use: 1824.

USAGE:

“Gloucester writer and editor David Rich will read from and discuss his new chapbook of poems.”
Ann Gail McCarthy; Rocky Neck Tradition Kicks Off Busy Weekend; Gloucester Times (Massachusetts); Aug 10, 2011.
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