Definition of paper-backed in US English:

paper-backed

adjective

  • 1Of a material (especially a wallcovering): backed with paper, especially a sheet of removable paper protecting an adhesive surface.

  • 2Of a literary work, etc.: published in paperback form.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From paper + backed.

Pronunciation

paper-backed

/ˈpeɪpəbakt/