green paper


often capitalized G&P
: 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 Those forms, which were printed on green paper, are meant to be used by voters to replace an absentee ballot that has been damaged or lost or in cases where voters made an innocent mistake on their ballot. Dave Altimari, Hartford Courant, 4 July 2024 Drop some dollars during a promotional event period and the cashier will slip you a stack of those green paper slips, typically $10 for every $50 spent. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2024 The green paper pass cost five cents, just a penny less than a can of Campbell’s tomato soup. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 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, 1 May 2023 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

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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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“Green paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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