noun[mass noun] British
A size of paper, about 330 × 200 (or 400) mm: [as modifier]: several sheets of foolscap paper
More example sentences
- She took foolscap paper, turned and folded it to form page spreads, and sewed it to hold the sheets together.
- Always he wrote on the back of foolscap paper, the front of which was filled with an early draft of a section of one of his books.
- There will be about ten sides of foolscap paper, including perhaps half a dozen game reports.
Late 17th century: said to be named from a former watermark representing a fool's cap.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: fools|cap
Definition of foolscap in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.