green paper

noun, often capitalized G&P

Definition of green paper

British
: a government document that proposes and invites discussion on approaches to a problem

Examples of green paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wrapping Christmas gifts with red and green paper is truly classic—but there's something to be said about going a little out of the box. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Dec. 2021 Last weekend, her parents taped green paper for a screen on a wall behind their kitchen island, and Jonny sat in front of her computer, acting out her part without ever laying eyes on Joseph. Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune, 19 Dec. 2020 Stacks of green paper accumulated, detailing hundreds of enforcement matters on which the agency was powerless to act. New York Times, 18 May 2020 A few minutes later, the line of around 600 cars started moving, trunks popped open, and volunteers started loading provisions for the number of children written on green paper displayed through the windshield. al, 15 Apr. 2020 The first of four timed confetti cannons explode, shooting handmade pieces of yellow and green paper into the air before falling like snow, creating the dreamlike experience Mr. Miguel had wanted. Alix Strauss, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2019 His brother-in-law is allergic to real trees, so the family set up what Harman described as a really bad fake — the kind with shredded green paper on stick branches. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2019 Large red flowers had been affixed to a basketball hoop behind the stage, with chains of red and green paper streaming down to a platform lined with potted poinsettias and small pine trees. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, 3 Dec. 2019 There is a wooden bowl, sent by a local church and filled with green paper cut in the shape of leaves, each one bearing a message of comfort. Ben Sales, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of green paper

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of green paper was in 1967

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29 Dec 2021

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“Green paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20paper. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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