• (RP) IPA: /ˈnjuːsˌpeɪpə/, /ˈnjuːzˌpeɪpə/
  • (America) enPR: n(y)o͞oz'pāpər, IPA: /ˈn(j)uzˌpeɪpɚ/


  1. (countable) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
    Synonyms: daily, paper, rag
  2. (uncountable, countable) A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.
    Synonyms: newsprint
Translations Translations
  • French: papier journal
  • German: Zeitungspapier
  • Italian: carta da giornale
  • Portuguese: papel de periódico, papel-jornal
  • Russian: газе́тная бума́га
  • Spanish: papel de periódico

newspaper (newspapers, present participle newspapering; past and past participle newspapered)

  1. (transitive) To cover with newspaper.
    She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.
  2. (intransitive, transitive) To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)
    He newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towns.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To harass in newspaper articles.
    He was newspapered out of public life.

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