[ oil-pey-per ]

  1. a paper made waterproof and translucent by treatment with oil.

Origin of oilpaper

First recorded in 1830–40; oil + paper

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How to use oilpaper in a sentence

  • They are white all over with the exception of the floor, which is covered with thick, yellowish oil-paper.

    Corea or Cho-sen | A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
  • The men walking by their sides had conical oil-paper hats, which were equally evidently the original of the Nice hats of my youth.

    Intimate China | Mrs. Archibald Little
  • Put it, pencilled side downwards, on the oil paper or note-paper, and rub off with your thumb nail.

  • For the moment he is putting oil-paper caps on his rose-bushes.

    A Chambermaid's Diary | Octave Mirbeau
  • At first glance it struck Dawson that it was oil paper, or shark's skin.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca | Robert Sydney Bowen