working papers

plural noun

Definition of working papers

: official documents legalizing the employment of a minor

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First Known Use of working papers

1906

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WORKING PAPERS Defined for English Language Learners

working papers

Definition of working papers for English Language Learners

  • : official documents that allow a person who is younger than 16 years old or who was born in a different country to have a job in the U.S.


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