Definition of foolscap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

foolscap

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfuːlskæp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfuːlskæp//
 
[uncountable](British English)
 
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a large size of paper for writing on Word Origin late 17th cent.: said to be named from a former watermark representing a fool's cap.