blotting paper

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noun

a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used especially to dry the ink on a piece of writing.

Nearby words

  1. blotch printing,
  2. blotched,
  3. blotchy,
  4. blotter,
  5. blotting,
  6. blotto,
  7. blount's disease,
  8. blouse,
  9. blouson,
  10. blousy

Origin of blotting paper

First recorded in 1510–20

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British Dictionary definitions for blotting paper

blotting paper

noun

a soft absorbent unsized paper, used esp for soaking up surplus ink
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