handbill

[hand-bil]

noun

a small printed notice, advertisement, or announcement, usually for distribution by hand.

Origin of handbill

First recorded in 1745–55; hand + bill1
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handbill

noun

a small printed notice for distribution by hand
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Word Origin and History for handbill
n.

1753, from hand (n.) + bill (n.1).

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