onionskin

[uhn-yuh n-skin]

Origin of onionskin

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; onion + skin
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Historical Examples of onionskin

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


British Dictionary definitions for onionskin

onionskin

noun
  1. a glazed translucent paper
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