butcher paper


: heavy brown or white paper used especially for wrapping meats

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There is nothing quite like unwrapping the butcher paper around a crusty split roll stuffed with cured meats, cheese and crispy veggies, all bathed in oil and vinegar and a healthy shake of Italian herbs. Yadi Rodriguez, cleveland, 1 Nov. 2022 All meet a sandwich press before they’re gift-wrapped in foil, butcher paper and twine. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2020 Ditch a fussy tablecloth and use black butcher paper instead. Jessica Cherner, House Beautiful, 14 Dec. 2022 Additional accessories can be purchased to use with the new Traeger Timberline, too, like a butcher paper roll rack or storage bin. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 20 May 2022 Everything comes in a styrofoam container instead of the traditional butcher paper. Chris O'connell, Chron, 10 Feb. 2022 John Gardner used to put butcher paper on the walls and map out his novels. Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2021 Last month, nearly two years after that first fateful day, Bolton stood in her office and reverently traced her finger from one tree limb to the next that was drawn on a 6-foot-tall piece of white butcher paper taped to the wall. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 13 Mar. 2022 Wrap pork in foil, plastic wrap or butcher paper, and refrigerate overnight. Matthew Cook, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butcher paper was in 1896

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“Butcher paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcher%20paper. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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