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.

First Known Use of PAPERWORK



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