a small book or pamphlet of popular tales, ballads, etc., formerly hawked about by chapmen.
a small book or pamphlet, often of poetry.
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How to use chapbook in a sentence
Chiefly from a chapbook Life, written apparently shortly after his death.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould
I have come across Mother Ross in our own chapbook literature, where the name may be traditional also.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes | Lina Eckenstein
The story of Whittington is still a favourite chapbook tale, and has its parallel in the fairy tales of various other countries.The History of Signboards | Jacob Larwood
It is evidently a reprint of a chapbook of the time of Charles II., as appears from many allusions.The History of Signboards | Jacob Larwood
A cave man is fun to be engaged to and keep a record about in your chapbook––but when you marry him it is a different matter.The Gorgeous Girl | Nalbro Bartley
British Dictionary definitions for chapbook
a book of popular ballads, stories, etc, formerly sold by chapmen or pedlars
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