butcher paper


Definition of butcher paper

: heavy brown or white paper used especially for wrapping meats

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But the next morning the friends went out and bought butcher paper and Sharpies and spent all day brainstorming. Ceridwen Dovey, The New Yorker, "Can You Write a Novel as a Group?," 30 Aug. 2019 Somebody should explain this to these Trump haters — perhaps with crayons and butcher paper. Deroy Murdock, National Review, "Obstruction? There Was No Obstruction.," 2 Aug. 2019 According to Walsh, the two met when Abbott brought Milton Bradley a Candy Land prototype sketched on butcher paper. Alexander B. Joy, The Atlantic, "Candy Land Was Invented for Polio Wards," 28 July 2019 All guest rooms come equipped with a record player and ukulele, as well as a roll of butcher paper and colored pencils, just in case the surroundings inspire guests. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Milwaukee's new Saint Kate arts hotel has a theater troupe, museum gallery and a room full of leopard spots," 4 June 2019 One can imagine letting the simple aesthetic of Kreuz Market inform your feast: Maybe this is the year to leave grandma’s china in the cupboard, and instead set the table with sheets of butcher paper—cutlery optional. Elizabeth G. Dunn And Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Battle for Thanksgiving Heats Up," 31 Oct. 2018 Each group had a facilitator who kept the conversation on track and took notes on big pads of butcher paper on tall easels. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "Memo to Mayor Bieter: Your growth-roundtable participants love Boise, not City Hall," 21 June 2018 The walls and ceilings of his room were taped with flowers made from colored butcher paper. Daniel Rafinejad, Longreads, "A Remarkable Child," 9 May 2018 Cuts of meat are wrapped in white butcher paper, with the name of the products and fun messages handwritten in black permanent marker. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Best new meat shops, seafood markets in Phoenix bring fresh take on tradition," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of butcher paper

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butcher paper was in 1896

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