newsprint

[ nooz-print, nyooz- ]
/ ˈnuzˌprɪnt, ˈnyuz- /

noun

a low-grade, machine-finished paper made from wood pulp and a small percentage of sulfite pulp, used chiefly for newspapers.

Origin of newsprint

First recorded in 1895–1900; news + print
Also called newspaper.
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British Dictionary definitions for newsprint

newsprint

/ (ˈnjuːzˌprɪnt) /

noun

an inexpensive wood-pulp paper used for newspapers
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Word Origin and History for newsprint

newsprint


n.

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

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