paperwork

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Etymology[edit]

paper +‎ work.

Noun[edit]

paperwork (uncountable)

  1. A clerical task or set of tasks involving routine written work; busy work; red tape.
  2. (informal) Excessive, intricate or meticulous work with documents in an unnecessary and incidental way to more important tasks.

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References[edit]

  • paperwork” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  • paperwork in thefreedictionary.com, Copyright © 2010 Farlex, Inc.