pasteboard

[ peyst-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈpeɪstˈbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

a stiff, firm board made of sheets of paper pasted or layers of paper pulp pressed together.
Older Slang. a card, as a visiting card or a playing card.
Older Slang. a ticket, as for the theater.

adjective

made of pasteboard.
unsubstantial, flimsy, or sham.

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Origin of pasteboard

First recorded in 1540–50; paste + board

OTHER WORDS FROM pasteboard

pasteboardy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pasteboard

pasteboard
/ (ˈpeɪstˌbɔːd) /

noun

  1. a stiff board formed from layers of paper or pulp pasted together, esp as used in bookbinding
  2. (as modifier)a pasteboard book cover
slang a card or ticket

adjective

flimsy; insubstantial
sham; fake
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