working papers

plural noun

Definition of working papers

: official documents legalizing the employment of a minor

First Known Use of working papers

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of working papers was in 1906

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“Working papers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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US : 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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