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

noun,plural pap·e·teries [pap-i-treez; French papuh-tree]. /ˈpæp ɪ triz; French papəˈtri/.
  1. a box for holding stationery, especially an ornamental one.

Origin of papeterie

1840–50; <French, equivalent to papet(ier) papermaker or dealer (derivative of papierpaper; see -ier2) + -erie-ery

Words Nearby papeterie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use papeterie in a sentence

  • 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


/ (ˈpæpətrɪ, French papetri) /

  1. a box or case for papers and other writing materials

Origin of papeterie

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

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