flypaper

noun fly·pa·per \ ˈflī-ˌpā-pər \
Updated on: 6 Apr 2018

Definition of flypaper

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

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First Known Use of flypaper

1846

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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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