wordbook

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1590, from word +‎ book. Cognate with West Frisian wurdboek (dictionary), Dutch woordenboek (dictionary), German Wörterbuch (dictionary), Swedish ordbok (dictionary), Danish ordbog (dictionary).

Noun[edit]

wordbook (plural wordbooks)

  1. A dictionary or other reference book that lists words; a lexicon, vocabulary.
  2. The libretto of an opera.