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[skool-boo k]
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  1. a book for study in schools.
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Origin of schoolbook

First recorded in 1735–45; school1 + book
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Related Words for school-book

grammar, primer, reader, textbook

Examples from the Web for school-book

Historical Examples of school-book

  • I think it superior to many that I have examined as a school-book.

    A Handbook of the English Language

    Robert Gordon Latham

  • This, though rough and incorrect, long remained a school-book.

  • But she had never seen the school-book, nor had he ever paid back a cent.

  • The highest praise which can be bestowed on a school-book is, that 'it is its own teacher.'

  • I opened the book; it was an English school-book treating on all the sciences.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

Word Origin and History for school-book


also schoolbook, 1745, from school (n.1) + book (n.).

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