foolscap


fools·cap

noun \ˈfülz-ˌkap\

Definition of FOOLSCAP

1
:  a cap or hood usually with bells worn by jesters
2
:  a conical cap for slow or lazy students
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

Variants of FOOLSCAP

fools·cap also fool's cap \ˈfülz-ˌkap\

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First Known Use of FOOLSCAP

1602

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