safety paper

noun

: a paper (as the silk-fibered paper of the U.S. currency or the watermarked paper of Bank of England notes) difficult to duplicate or so made that erasures or changes in matter written or printed on it are readily detectable

Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of safety paper was in 1836

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“Safety paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety%20paper. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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