curl·​pa·​per ˈkər(-ə)l-ˌpā-pər How to pronounce curlpaper (audio)
: a strip or piece of paper around which a lock of hair is wound for curling

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curlpaper was circa 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Curlpaper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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