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foolscap

noun fools·cap \ˈfülz-ˌkap\

Definition of foolscap

  1. 1 :  a cap or hood usually with bells worn by jesters

  2. 2 :  a conical cap for slow or lazy students

  3. 3 usually foolscap [from the watermark of a foolscap formerly applied to such paper] :  a size of paper formerly standard in Great Britain; broadly :  a piece of writing paper



Illustration of foolscap

1602

First Known Use of foolscap

1602

Variants of foolscap

also fool's cap play \ˈfülz-ˌkap\

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