pamphlet

[ pam-flit ]
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noun
  1. a complete publication of generally less than 80 pages stitched or stapled together and usually having a paper cover.

  2. a short treatise or essay, generally a controversial tract, on some subject of contemporary interest: a political pamphlet.

Origin of pamphlet

1
1375–1425; late Middle English pamflet<Anglo-Latin panfletus, pamfletus, syncopated variant of Pamphiletus, diminutive of Medieval Latin Pamphilus, title of a 12th-century Latin comedy. See -et

Other words from pamphlet

  • pam·phlet·ar·y, adjective

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pamphlet

/ (ˈpæmflɪt) /


noun
  1. a brief publication generally having a paper cover; booklet

  2. a brief treatise, often on a subject of current interest, published in pamphlet form

Origin of pamphlet

1
C14 pamflet, from Anglo-Latin panfletus, from Medieval Latin Pamphilus title of a popular 12th-century amatory poem from Greek Pamphilos masculine proper name

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