[ pap-i-tree; French papuh-tree ]
/ ˈpæp ɪ tri; French papəˈtri /

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.

Nearby words

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

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

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

    The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner
  • Wyverne knew the shop that Mrs. Lenox patronized for papeterie.

    Barren Honour: A Novel|George A. Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for papeterie


/ (ˈpæpətrɪ, French papetri) /


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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