origami

[awr-i-gah-mee]
noun, plural o·ri·ga·mis for 2.
  1. the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers.
  2. an object made by origami.

Origin of origami

1920–25; < Japanese, equivalent to ori fold + -gami, combining form of kami paper
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origami

noun
  1. the art or process, originally Japanese, of paper folding

Word Origin for origami

from Japanese, from ori a folding + kami paper
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Word Origin and History for origami
n.

1956, from Japanese origami, from ori "fold" + kami "paper."

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