cardboard
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkɑːdbɔːd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑɹdbɔɹd/
Noun

cardboard

  1. A wood-based material resembling heavy paper, used in the manufacture of boxes, cartons and signs.
Translations Adjective

cardboard

  1. Made of or resembling cardboard; (figurative) flat or flavorless.
    • 1868, Arthur William A'Beckett, "Painted Ships and Painted Oceans", The Tomahawk, page 114 ↗:
      The worst of the thing, however, is that the enormity, such as it is, happens to be of a very cardboard and tinsel character.
    • 1973, Journal of Black Poetry, Issue 17, page 27 ↗:
      The thing really looked quite cardboard.
    • Twentieth-Century Scottish Drama, page 501 ↗:
      MUMMER 3 pulls out an inflated cushion with a very cardboard crown on it.



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