noun pa·per·work \-ˌwərk\

: routine work that involves writing letters, reports, etc.

: the official documents that are needed for something to happen or be done

Full Definition of PAPERWORK

:  routine clerical or record-keeping work often incidental to a more important task

Examples of PAPERWORK

  1. She failed to file the paperwork on time.
  2. The lawyer had us fill in the paperwork for the mortgage.

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PAPERWORK Defined for Kids


noun pa·per·work \ˈpā-pər-ˌwərk\

Definition of PAPERWORK for Kids

:  the documents that are a requirement for or a routine part of something


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