Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

tissue paper

a very thin, almost transparent paper used for wrapping delicate articles, covering illustrations in books, copying letters, etc.
Origin of tissue paper
First recorded in 1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for tissue paper
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Turning once more to the bureau, the Girl took out a small parcel done up in tissue paper and began to unwrap it.

  • She lined the hat with, tissue paper and then, put it on his head again.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • And in his drawer, among his handkerchiefs, he kept it, wrapped tenderly in tissue paper.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • Which goes to prove that the "tissue paper world" is yet of heroic fibre.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
  • This is done on the thinnest of Japanese tissue paper in black indelible ink.

    Wood-Block Printing F. Morley Fletcher
  • She was cutting and folding and pinning her tissue paper, oblivious of any presence.

    Christmas Zona Gale
  • The floor was littered with tissue paper, broken cardboard-boxes, empty toilet-bottles, and all the disarray of departure.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for tissue paper

tissue paper

very thin soft delicate paper used to wrap breakable goods, as decoration, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tissue paper

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tissue

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tissue paper