scrap paper


: paper that is partly used or is of poor quality but that be used for unimportant things

Examples of scrap paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The documents that Trump used as scrap paper were at Mar-a-Lago when the FBI raided the resort in August 2022, but agents did not find them. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 20 Sep. 2023 On a piece of scrap paper, draw lines to represent the individual pieces of tape, then map out how to connect then with the shortest possible distance between the ends. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 28 Feb. 2023

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“Scrap paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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