flypaper

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noun fly·pa·per \ˈflī-ˌpā-pər\

Definition of flypaper

  1. :  paper coated with a sticky often poisonous substance for killing flies

1846

First Known Use of flypaper

1846


FLYPAPER Defined for English Language Learners

flypaper

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noun fly·pa·per \ˈflī-ˌpā-pər\

Definition of flypaper for English Language Learners

  • : a long piece of sticky paper that is used for catching and killing flies



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