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Origin of paste-up

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase paste up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for paste-up


noun printing
  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 plateanother name for camera-ready copy
  3. another name for collage (def. 1), collage (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for paste-up

1930, from paste (v.) + up (adv.).

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