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[ ka-yey, kah-; French ka-yey ]
/ kæˈyeɪ, kɑ-; French kaˈyeɪ /

noun, plural ca·hiers [ka-yeyz, kah-; French ka-yey] /kæˈyeɪz, kɑ-; French kaˈyeɪ/.

Bookbinding. a number of sheets of paper or leaves of a book placed together, as for binding.
a report of the proceedings of any body: A cahier of the committee was presented to the legislature.
(italics) French.
  1. notebook; exercise book; journal.
  2. paperback book.

Nearby words

caguas, cagy, cahaba, cahan, cahan, abraham, cahier, cahill, cahokia, cahokia mounds, cahoot, cahoots

Origin of cahier

1835–45; < French; Middle French quaer gathering (of sheets of a book); see quire1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cahier


/ French (kaje) /


a notebook
a written or printed report, esp of the proceedings of a meeting
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Word Origin and History for cahier



"exercise book," c.1845, from French cahier "writing book, copy-book," from Old French cayer, originally quaier "sheet of paper folded in four" (see quire).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper