Pamphlet definition

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An unbound printed work, usually with a paper cover.
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A short essay or treatise, usually on a current topic, published without a binding.
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Something published in this form, usually on some topic of current interest.
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A small, thin, unbound book made up of sheets of paper stapled or stitched together and usually having a paper cover.
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The definition of a pamphlet is a type of advertising or informational material consisting of a small leaflet or booklet.

A flyer providing information about a politician's beliefs or a leaflet advertising a new vacuum cleaner are examples of a pamphlet.

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A small booklet of printed informational matter, often unbound, having only a paper cover.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pamphlet
Plural:
pamphlets

Origin of pamphlet

  • Middle English pamflet from Medieval Latin pamfletus from Pamphiletus diminutive of Pamphilus amatory Latin poem of the 1100s from Greek pamphilos beloved by all pan- pan- philos beloved

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin panfletus (“small, unbound treatise")

    From Wiktionary