newsprint

[nooz-print, nyooz-]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. newspaper,
  2. newspaperman,
  3. newspaperwoman,
  4. newspeak,
  5. newsperson,
  6. newsreader,
  7. newsreel,
  8. newsroom,
  9. newsstand,
  10. newsvendor

Origin of newsprint

First recorded in 1895–1900; news + print

Also called newspaper.

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British Dictionary definitions for newsprint

newsprint

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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