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wordbook

[ wurd-book ]
/ ˈwɜrdˌbʊk /
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noun

a book of words, usually with definitions, explanations, etc.; a dictionary.
the libretto of an opera.

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Origin of wordbook

First recorded in 1590–1600; word + book
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British Dictionary definitions for wordbook

wordbook
/ (ˈwɜːdˌbʊk) /

noun

a book containing words, usually with their meanings
a libretto for an opera
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