[nooz-print, nyooz-]


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for newsprint

Contemporary Examples of newsprint

Historical Examples of newsprint

  • Their names seldom appeared in newsprint, or over the Berlin radio.

  • But words of newsprint broke through this factitious barrier.

    The Tempering

    Charles Neville Buck

  • When next he spoke it was from behind the shelter of his newsprint shield, and his voice seemed choked.

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • My imagination raced through columns of newsprint in which the Metamorphizer was made the butt of reporters' humor.

British Dictionary definitions for newsprint



an inexpensive wood-pulp paper used for newspapers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for newsprint

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper