Etymology
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papery (adj.)

"like paper, having the thinness and consistency of paper," 1620s, from paper (n.) + -y (2).

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Definitions of papery

papery (adj.)
thin and paperlike;
papery leaves
wasps that make nests of papery material
papery (adj.)
of or like paper;
Synonyms: chartaceous / paperlike
From wordnet.princeton.edu