paperwork

[ pey-per-wurk ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˌwɜrk /

noun

written or clerical work, as records or reports, forming a necessary but often a routine and secondary part of some work or job.

Origin of paperwork

First recorded in 1580–90; paper + work
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paperwork
/ (ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk) /

noun

clerical work, such as the completion of forms or the writing of reports or letters
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