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[nooz-print, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌprɪnt, ˈnyuz-/
a low-grade, machine-finished paper made from wood pulp and a small percentage of sulfite pulp, used chiefly for newspapers.
Also called newspaper.
Origin of newsprint
1895-1900; news + print Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The model resembles the cell-phone packages more than the newsprint marketing.
  • It has also shrunk the size of the typical newspaper page, cutting the cost of newsprint by cutting news content.
  • Your small group will need newsprint, felt-tipped markers, and a roll of masking tape.
  • Have each student set the new sheet of paper aside, still attached to the newsprint, in a safe place to dry.
  • The team members may be asked to complete their drawings on sheets of newsprint and post them in various places in the room.
  • Add approximately two inches of dry shredded newsprint and cover the container.
British Dictionary definitions for newsprint


an inexpensive wood-pulp paper used for newspapers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for newsprint

"cheap paper from pulp, used to print newspapers," 1909, from news (n.) + print.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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