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papier–mâché

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noun pa·pier–mâ·ché \ˌpā-pər-mə-ˈshā, ˌpa-ˌpyā-mə-, -(ˌ)ma-\

Definition of papier–mâché

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

Origin and Etymology of papier–mâché

French, literally, chewed paper


First Known Use: 1753


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papier–mâché

adjective pa·pier–mâ·ché

Definition of papier–mâché

  1. 1 :  formed of papier-mâché

  2. 2 :  unreal, artificial

1753

First Known Use of papier–mâché

1753


PAPIER–MÂCHÉ Defined for English Language Learners

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papier–mâché

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noun pa·pier–mâ·ché \ˌpā-pər-mə-ˈshā, ˌpa-ˌpyā-mə-, -(ˌ)ma-\

Definition of papier–mâché for English Language Learners

  • : a material that is made of paper mixed with water, glue, and other substances and that hardens as it dries


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