green paper


often capitalized G&P
: a government document that proposes and invites discussion on approaches to a problem

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web People write their hopes on green paper leaves. Seth Borenstein, ajc, 19 Nov. 2022 Ron Kitagawa gave me the details: While the Sporting Green used to be printed on spools of green paper, in recent years both the sports section and Sunday Datebook have been printed on white paper that’s tinted with green and pink ink at our Fremont printing press. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Nov. 2021 An origami dinosaur folded from green paper; a single, lonely stiletto; a list of reasons to stay in the U.K. scrawled in ballpoint pen. Eliza Dumais, Travel + Leisure, 14 Feb. 2023 Under the tang of hot lye and smeared ink, not more than a thousand copies of Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei were jammed between cheap green paper covers in February 1848. James Robins, The New Republic, 19 Jan. 2023 The green paper in the private room was a challenge. Jessica Cherner, House Beautiful, 5 Dec. 2022 Next, cut stems and leaves from green paper and form them—with the liners—into picture blossoms on a cardstock background. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Nov. 2022 Then, place neon green paper inside to really send the message home. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 5 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green paper was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Green paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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