paperweight

[pey-per-weyt]
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noun

a small, heavy object of glass, metal, etc., placed on papers to keep them from scattering.

Nearby words

  1. paperhanging,
  2. paperknife,
  3. paperless,
  4. papermaker,
  5. paperperson,
  6. paperwork,
  7. papery,
  8. papeterie,
  9. paphian,
  10. paphian goddess

Origin of paperweight

First recorded in 1855–60; paper + weight

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British Dictionary definitions for paperweight

paperweight

noun

a small heavy object placed on loose papers to prevent them from scattering
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