noun ori·ga·mi \ˌr-ə-ˈgä-mē\

: the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes that look like birds, animals, etc.

Full Definition of ORIGAMI

:  the Japanese art or process of folding squares of paper into representational shapes

Origin of ORIGAMI

Japanese, from ori fold + kami paper
First Known Use: 1956


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