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or curl pa·per

  1. a piece of paper on which a lock of hair is rolled up tightly, to remain until the hair is fixed in a curl.
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Origin of curlpaper

First recorded in 1810–20; curl + paper
Related formscurl-pa·pered, adjective
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Examples from the Web for curlpaper

Historical Examples of curlpaper

  • He called the place—like his volume of poems—his "Papillote," his "Curlpaper."

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

    Samuel Smiles

British Dictionary definitions for curlpaper


  1. a strip of paper used to roll up and set a section of hair, usually wetted, into a curl
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