Definitions for foolscapˈfulzˌkæp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a type of inexpensive writing paper, esp. legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Printing

  2. Category: Clothing

    Ref: fool's cap (def. 1). 2 1

Origin of foolscap:

1690–1700; so called from the watermark of a fool's cap formerly used on such paper

fool's′ cap`(n.)

  1. a traditional jester's cap or hood, often multicolored and usu. having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung.

    Category: Clothing

  2. Ref: dunce cap.

Origin of fool's cap:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolscap(noun)

    a size of paper used especially in Britain


  1. foolscap(Noun)

    Writing paper sheets measuring 13.25 x 16.5 inches

  2. foolscap(Noun)

    Such a sheet folded or cut in half, thus approximately 8 x 13.25 inches.

  3. foolscap(Noun)

    Printing paper measuring 13.5 inches x 17 inches.

  4. Origin: Probably from a watermark of a fool's cap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foolscap(noun)

    a writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper

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a large size of paper for writing or printing.

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