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.