[pap-i-tree; French papuh-tree]

noun, plural pap·e·teries [pap-i-treez; French papuh-tree] /ˈpæp ɪ triz; French papəˈtri/.

a box for holding stationery, especially an ornamental one.

Origin of papeterie

1840–50; < French, equivalent to papet(ier) papermaker or dealer (derivative of papier paper; see -ier2) + -erie -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for papeterie

Historical Examples of papeterie

  • Wyverne knew the shop that Mrs. Lenox patronized for papeterie.

    Barren Honour: A Novel

    George A. Lawrence

  • It was a little wooden case covered in imitation leather, with Papeterie stamped in gold upon the top.

    The Nebuly Coat

    John Meade Falkner

British Dictionary definitions for papeterie



a box or case for papers and other writing materials

Word Origin for papeterie

C19: from French, from papetier maker of paper, from papier paper
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