paper-thin

adjective
pa·​per-thin | \ˈpā-pər-ˌthin \

Definition of paper-thin 

: extremely thin paper-thin partitions

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Synonyms

fine, hairline, narrow, needlelike, skinny, slender, slim, slim-jim, thin, ultrathin

Antonyms

broad, fat, wide

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First Known Use of paper-thin

1928, in the meaning defined above

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paper-thin

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of paper-thin

: very thin

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