Definition of “brown paper” - English Dictionary


“brown paper” in English

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brown papernoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbraʊn ˈpeɪ.pər/ us /ˌbraʊn ˈpeɪ.pɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A policeman came in, carrying a brown paper parcel. 
  • He began to unfasten the string which fastened the brown paper parcel. 
  • He offered a parcel wrapped in brown paper. 
  • SIR,—In reply to your enquiry as to the nature of the parcel, I beg to inform you that it was oblong in shape and done up in brown paper and tied securely with string. 
  • That official immediately drew open a drawer of his desk and produced a packet folded in brown paper. 

(Definition of “brown paper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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