a pad of blank pages for writing notes.

Origin of notepad

First recorded in 1920–25; note + pad1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for notepad

paper, notebook, ream, scratch, memorandum, parchment, block, jotter, quire

Examples from the Web for notepad

Contemporary Examples of notepad

Historical Examples of notepad

  • Suzanne recovered herself after a second and put away her notepad.


    Cory Doctorow

  • He took a notepad from his belt pouch and wrote rapidly, sealing the note and giving it to Dorflay.

    Ministry of Disturbance

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Browne stared for a moment, then dragged over a notepad, wondering how his publicity boys had missed this one.

    Ye of Little Faith

    Roger Phillips Graham

  • When he got back to Tortha Karf's office, the Chief was awake, and doodling on his notepad with his multicolor pen.

    Time Crime

    H. Beam Piper

  • As soon as the room was empty, he hastened to his desk, snatched pencil and notepad.

    The Edge of the Knife

    Henry Beam Piper

Word Origin and History for notepad

1907, from note (n.) + pad (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper