papery

[ pey-puh-ree ]
/ ˈpeɪ pə ri /

adjective

like paper; thin or flimsy: the papery petals of the narcissus.

Nearby words

  1. paperless,
  2. papermaker,
  3. paperperson,
  4. paperweight,
  5. paperwork,
  6. papeterie,
  7. paphian,
  8. paphian goddess,
  9. paphlagonia,
  10. paphos

Origin of papery

First recorded in 1620–30; paper + -y1

Related formspa·per·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for papery

papery

/ (ˈpeɪpərɪ) /

adjective

like paper, esp in thinness, flimsiness, or dryness
Derived Formspaperiness, noun

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