onionskin

[ uhn-yuhn-skin ]

noun
  1. a thin, lightweight, translucent, glazed paper, used especially for making carbon copies.

Origin of onionskin

1
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; onion + skin

Words Nearby onionskin

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How to use onionskin in a sentence

  • She picked a sheet of onionskin paper out of her bag and handed it to me.

    The Knights of Arthur | Frederik Pohl

British Dictionary definitions for onionskin

onionskin

/ (ˈʌnjənˌskɪn) /


noun
  1. a glazed translucent paper

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