cardboard etymology

English word cardboard comes from English board, English card

Detailed word origin of cardboard

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
board English (eng) (basketball, informal) A rebound. (intransitive) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation. (transitive) To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.. (transitive) To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.. (transitive) To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship, aircraft, train or other conveyance.. (transitive) To write [...]
card English (eng) (US) To check IDs, especially against a minimum age requirement.. (dated) To play cards. (songbird) (dated, textiles) A comb- or brush-like device or tool to raise the nap on a fabric.. (dated, textiles) A machine for disentangling the fibres of wool prior to spinning.. (textiles) A hand-held tool formed similarly to a hairbrush but with bristles of wire or other rigid material. It is used [...]
cardboard English (eng) A wood-based material resembling heavy paper, used in the manufacture of boxes, cartons and signs. Made of or resembling cardboard; (figurative) flat or flavorless.

Words with the same origin as cardboard

Descendants of board
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