papery

[ pey-puh-ree ]
/ ˈpeɪ pə ri /

adjective

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

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Origin of papery

First recorded in 1620–30; paper + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM papery

pa·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 forms of papery

paperiness, noun
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