American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A melodramatic novel of romance or adventure, usually in paperback.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a novel, commonly sensational and trashy, which is sold for a dime, or ten cents; -- they were popular from ca. 1850 to ca. 1920. Sometimes the term is still applied to any novel of the type, though the price has greatly increased.
- n. a melodramatic paperback novel
- After the Dime Book Series, published by Erastus Flavel Beadle (1821-1894). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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