Definition of yellowback in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjɛlə(ʊ)bak/


A cheap novel in a yellow board binding.
Example sentences
  • There is some wear but generally this is a very good copy of a yellowback.
  • The volumes shown here are typical examples of Ward & Lock's early small format and later large format yellowbacks.
  • This is the first volume in what will be a multi-volume set devoted to a bibliography of over 25 publishers of Victorian yellowbacks and paperbacks.

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