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cardboard

[ kahrd-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈkɑrdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun
a thin, stiff pasteboard, used for signs, boxes, etc.
adjective
resembling cardboard, especially in flimsiness: an apartment with cardboard walls.
not fully lifelike; shallow; two-dimensional: a play with cardboard characters.
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Origin of cardboard

First recorded in 1840–50; card1 + board
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British Dictionary definitions for cardboard

cardboard
/ (ˈkɑːdˌbɔːd) /

noun
  1. a thin stiff board made from paper pulp and used esp for making cartons
  2. (as modifier)cardboard boxes
adjective
(prenominal) without substancea cardboard smile; a cardboard general
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