livre de poche

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A French equivalent to pocketbook &c. Popularized after 1953 by the successful Le Livre de Poche imprint.


  • IPA(key): /li.vʁə d(ə) pɔʃ/


livre de poche m (plural livres de poche)

  1. A small cheap paperback book, a pocketbook.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 52:
      Yes, that does happen to be a first edition... But I assure you that a foul yellow livre de poche would have been just as useful to me.