Definition of origami
: the Japanese art or process of folding squares of paper into representational shapes
Origin and Etymology of origami
Japanese, from ori fold + kami paper
First Known Use: 1948
ORIGAMI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of origami for English Language Learners
: the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes that look like birds, animals, etc.
ORIGAMI Defined for Kids
Definition of origami for Students
: the art of folding paper into three-dimensional figures or designs without cutting the paper or using glue
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