A cheap and typically sensational novel, with a yellow board or cloth binding.
More 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.
Definition of yellowback in:
- The British & World English dictionary