[gahyd-boo k]
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Origin of guidebook

First recorded in 1805–15; guide + book
Related formsguide·book·ish, guide·book·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for guidebook

map, manual, enchiridion

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  • She had a way of reading the guidebook, too, that made Isobel see the things.


    Jane Abbott

  • Do they force their mixture of guidebook and water on each other?

  • His philosophy was not a guidebook or map, but a rough and often miry trail.

  • They were interested in seeing only such things as had been recommended by the guidebook.

    Europe Revised

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • When a guidebook tries to be humorous it only succeeds in being foolish.

    Europe Revised

    Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for guidebook


  1. a handbook with information for visitors to a place, as a historic building, museum, or foreign countryAlso called: guide
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