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[nooz-print, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌprɪnt, ˈnyuz-/
a low-grade, machine-finished paper made from wood pulp and a small percentage of sulfite pulp, used chiefly for newspapers.
Also called newspaper.
Origin of newsprint
First recorded in 1895-1900; news + print Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Their names seldom appeared in newsprint, or over the Berlin radio.

  • But words of newsprint broke through this factitious barrier.

    The Tempering

    Charles Neville Buck
  • When next he spoke it was from behind the shelter of his newsprint shield, and his voice seemed choked.

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  • My imagination raced through columns of newsprint in which the Metamorphizer was made the butt of reporters' humor.

British Dictionary definitions for newsprint


an inexpensive wood-pulp paper used for newspapers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for newsprint

"cheap paper from pulp, used to print newspapers," 1909, from news (n.) + print.

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