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 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, "COVID-19 sparks Christmas creativity in Minnesota," 19 Dec. 2020 Stacks of green paper accumulated, detailing hundreds of enforcement matters on which the agency was powerless to act. New York Times, "Our 2020 Election Guide," 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, "One Alabama county relies on army of volunteers to keep feeding children," 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, "Watch an Empty Warehouse Become a Psychedelic Party Wonderland," 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, "Santa Baby, slip a sable under the faux tree for me. High-end fakes have taken over Christmas.," 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, "CPS students learning English have academic successes on par with peers, new ‘milestone’ study says," 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, "Preserving Pittsburgh mementos has become a labor of remembrance," 29 Oct. 2019 Picture a miniature pinecone made of pale-green paper. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "The Blundering Gardener: Clematis, wisteria — and hops, oh my!," 15 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of green paper

1967, in the meaning defined above

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28 Dec 2020

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“Green paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20paper. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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