papier-mâché

noun
pa·​pier-mâ·​ché | \ ˌpā-pər-mə-ˈshā How to pronounce papier-mâché (audio) , ˌpa-ˌpyā-mə-, -(ˌ)ma- \

Definition of papier-mâché

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a light strong molding material of wastepaper pulped with glue and other additives

papier-mâché

adjective

Definition of papier-mâché (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : formed of papier-mâché

First Known Use of papier-mâché

Noun

1753, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for papier-mâché

Noun

French, literally, chewed paper

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The first known use of papier-mâché was in 1753

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“Papier-mâché.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papier-m%C3%A2ch%C3%A9. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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papier-mâché

noun
pa·​pier-mâ·​ché | \ ˌpā-pər-mə-ˈshā, ˌpa-ˌpyā- \

Kids Definition of papier-mâché

: material made of paper mixed with glue and other substances that hardens as it dries

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