copy paper



paper specially prepared for the writing of advertising copy, newspaper copy, etc., usually having guidelines to indicate margins and the number of spaces per line.

Origin of copy paper

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for copy paper

Historical Examples of copy paper

  • He explained that he tore off their covers, cut them up and used the unspoiled sheets for copy-paper.

    In Our Town

    William Allen White

  • The article occupied three pages of copy-paper in a close handwriting, and represented sixteen hours' work.


    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • Smitherton was sitting at a desk littered with newspaper clippings and sheaves of copy-paper.


    Charles Neville Buck

  • His trembling hands grasped feverishly at the sheaf of copy-paper which had waited for this, week in and week out.

  • The young men adjusted their chairs, arranged their copy-paper neatly, and sharpened their pencils.

    Mrs. Balfame

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton