< /kæˈyeɪz, kɑ-; French kaˈyeɪ/.

  1. Bookbinding. a number of sheets of paper or leaves of a book placed together, as for binding.
  2. a report of the proceedings of any body: A cahier of the committee was presented to the legislature.
  3. (italics) French.
    1. notebook; exercise book; journal.
    2. paperback book.


  1. a notebook
  2. a written or printed report, esp of the proceedings of a meeting

“exercise book,” c.1845, from French cahier “writing book, copy-book,” from Old French cayer, originally quaier “sheet of paper folded in four” (see quire).

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