papier-mâché

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Borrowing from French papier mâché (literally chewed-up paper). See papier and mâcher.

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papier-mâché (uncountable)

  1. Torn-up paper and other possible materials mixed with paste or glue used to create, when the mass is dried, a surprisingly durable sculptural object.

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