pasteboard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

paste +‎ board

Noun[edit]

pasteboard (countable and uncountable, plural pasteboards)

  1. (usually uncountable) card stock
  2. (computing, countable) A widget allowing multiple users to paste and share text or other items.
Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pasteboard (not comparable)

  1. (figuratively) unsubstantial; flimsy
    • 1955, The Junior Bookshelf (volume 19, page 241)
      A poor, pasteboard story. The conventional, unattractive heroine is recovering from an illness in Rome. She is discontented and sorry for herself because her planned career as a sports mistress has now to be abandoned.

References[edit]

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (1908).