manila paper


often capitalized M
: a strong and durable paper of a brownish or buff color and smooth finish made originally from Manila hemp

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pin the thin manila paper on to the cloth, as the pattern’s instructions say. Faith Bottum, WSJ, 5 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manila paper was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Manila paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

manila paper

often capitalized M
: a tough brownish paper made originally from Manila hemp and used especially as a wrapping paper
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