EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

wordbook ‎(plural wordbooks)

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