pasteboard


pasteboard

noun

  1. a stiff, firm board made of sheets of paper pasted or layers of paper pulp pressed together.
  2. Older Slang. a card, as a visiting card or a playing card.
  3. Older Slang. a ticket, as for the theater.

adjective

  1. made of pasteboard.
  2. unsubstantial, flimsy, or sham.

noun

    1. a stiff board formed from layers of paper or pulp pasted together, esp as used in bookbinding
    2. (as modifier)a pasteboard book cover
  1. slang a card or ticket

adjective

  1. flimsy; insubstantial
  2. sham; fake

n.1540s, from paste (n.) + board (n.1). So called because it is made of sheets of paper pasted together.

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