[ peyst-uhp ]
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Origin of paste-up

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase paste up

Words Nearby paste-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use paste-up in a sentence

  • Sheppard Fairey, famous for his "HOPE" poster of Barack Obama, has stopped by to paste up his work.

    Mayor of Inspiration | Samuel P. Jacobs | October 10, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • You told me to go out and paste up these bills, and you didn't say a word about license or anything else.

    Ralph Granger's Fortunes | William Perry Brown
  • I requested her, moreover, to paste up the windows to prevent any draught blowing into the room.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II | James H. Mapleson
  • The shopkeepers, too, paste up a "god of riches," thinking that thus they will become rich!

  • Place a bit of preserved fruit on each one and mold the paste up around it.

    Candy-Making at Home | Mary M. Wright
  • And they made me sew all the time on things that was big and homely, and then another man took me and made me paste up bags.

    The Turn of the Tide | Eleanor H. Porter

British Dictionary definitions for paste-up


  1. an assembly of typeset matter, illustrations, etc, pasted on a sheet of paper or board and used as a guide or layout in the production of a publication

  2. a sheet of paper or board on which are pasted artwork, typeset matter, etc, for photographing prior to making a printing plate: another name for camera-ready copy

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