Definition of waxed paper in English:

waxed paper


(also wax paper)
  • Paper that has been impregnated with wax to make it waterproof or greaseproof, used especially in cooking and the wrapping of foodstuffs.

    ‘pour the chocolate onto a sheet of waxed paper’
    • ‘Where the lunchbox is concerned, tin foil and waxed paper are portable, non-plastic options.’
    • ‘Place the dough balls between two sheets of waxed paper.’
    • ‘Let the balls sit on a sheet of waxed paper for 24 hours to harden and dry.’
    • ‘Simply place the cut between two sheets of waxed paper and pound it evenly until the entire piece is approximately 1/4-inch thick.’
    • ‘Use fall leaves that have been dried between sheets of waxed paper on windowsills, shelves, and mantels.’
    • ‘For the base coat, dip and swirl half of the berries in one type of chocolate and half in the other and lay them to dry on a sheet of waxed paper.’
    • ‘If you place a sheet of waxed paper on top of each crepe as you stack them, the crepes can be easily separated when cold.’
    • ‘The gum is wrapped in waxed paper so that it doesn't stick to the paper.’
    • ‘I remember having this product before anyone I knew recognized what it was, bringing sandwiches to school wrapped in Saran when other kids had sandwiches wrapped in waxed paper.’
    • ‘I simply said, ‘cover in with plastic or waxed paper and set the time for one minute.’’
    • ‘His creations include attractive-looking lampshades made of laminated and waxed paper, with dried flowers making for beautiful floral patterns.’
    • ‘While small plastic bags are still in use for fruit and vegetables, there's even been a policy change at the meat counter, where most purchases are wrapped in waxed paper.’
    • ‘If your paper curls or buckles after the paint is dry, flatten it by placing a piece of waxed paper over it and weight it down with several heavy books overnight.’
    • ‘The thin panes of glass were thick with frost, which enhanced the atmosphere as if we viewed the world through waxed paper.’
    • ‘He brought tacos rolled up in waxed paper or fried chicken in a bucket, or ham sandwiches from the cafeteria.’
    • ‘The piece is double-wrapped in waxed paper, and is in its original box.’
    • ‘When cold, remove and keep in an airtight tin or wrap individual pieces in waxed paper.’
    • ‘Place basil leaves on a cookie sheet which has been lined with waxed paper and place the tray in the freezer.’
    • ‘Cut a circle of waxed paper to fit the bottom of the pan.’
    • ‘The next morning Mrs. Gordon was up early, making stacks of ham and cheese sandwiches that she wrapped in waxed paper.’
    • ‘Lay a piece of waxed paper on a flat work surface or chopping board.’


waxed paper

/wakst ˈpāpər/ /wækst ˈpeɪpər/