a material made of paper pulp mixed with size, glue, etc., that is easily molded when moist and that dries strong and hard
Origin of papier-mâchéFrench papier, paper + mâché, past participle of mâcher (L masticare), to chew
made of papier-mâché
also pa·per ma·che
A material, made from paper pulp or shreds of paper mixed with glue or paste, that can be molded into various shapes when wet and becomes hard and suitable for painting and varnishing when dry.
Origin of papier-macheFrench papier paper ; see paper . mâché past participle of mâcher to chew ( from Old French maschier ) ( from Latin masticāre ; see masticate . )
- Alternative spelling of papier-mÃ¢chÃ©.