Is 노트북 only used for the computer form of notebook, or do some use it for paper based notebooks? If so, is it considered Konglish?

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    I would not consider it Konglish. I know some people use that word broadly for all English loan words in Korean, but I only use it for English-inspired (i.e. not real English) words in Korean. For example, "skinship" or "grand open." Jun 18, 2017 at 6:21

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'노트북' is only used for laptops, '공책' is used for notebooks made out of paper.

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    "노트" can also be referred to paper notebooks
    – besnuj
    Jun 19, 2017 at 6:52

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