a la poupee


a la pou·​pee
of an engraving or etching
: having several areas of the plate inked in different colors by separate cloth pads for a single multicolor impression

Word History


French à la poupée in the ink-pad (literally, doll) manner

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of a la poupee was in 1907

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“A la poupee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20la%20poupee. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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