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foolscap (n.)

also fool's-cap, 1630s, "type of cap worn by a jester;" see fool (n.1) + cap (n.). From c. 1700 as a type of writing paper, so called because it originally was watermarked with a jester's cap.

updated on December 17, 2014

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Definitions of foolscap from WordNet

foolscap (n.)
a size of paper used especially in Britain;
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