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    leafover

    I saw in a bank deposit leaf writing "for more information leafover".

    Please tell me what is this "leafover".

    If you don't understand what I am talking about, then just explain me what is "leafover" generally. I couldn't find this word in any dictionaries.

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    Re: leafover

    Quote Originally Posted by viet_ghat View Post
    I saw in a bank deposit leaf writing "for more information leafover".

    Please tell me what is this "leafover".

    If you don't understand what I am talking about, then just explain me what is "leafover" generally. I couldn't find this word in any dictionaries.
    I have never met this word. But there is the word 'overleaf', meaning 'on the other side of the piece of paper that you are reading'. Many leaflets say things like 'For more information see overleaf' or just 'more information overleaf'. The bank whose deposit slip you have seen presumably invented this word to mean 'turn over the page you're looking at'; or maybe there are dialects in which this word is common.

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    Re: leafover

    The word which I saw was more likely to be "overleaf". I just put it wrong on the other way round clumsily.

    Anyway, can I use the word "overleaf" to mean "turn the page of the book"?

    Also, can I say, a page of the book as a leaf.

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    Re: leafover

    overleaf - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    adverb on the other side of the page or sheet.
    adv. On the other side of the page or leaf.

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