[pey-per-sheld] /ˈpeɪ pərˈʃɛld/
having a thin, easily broken shell:
[pey-per-poo sh-er] /ˈpeɪ pərˌpʊʃ ər/ noun, Informal. 1. a person who has a routine desk job. 2. a bureaucrat. noun bureaucrat
noun, Computers. 1. a narrow strip of paper in which holes are punched in designated patterns to represent characters: formerly in common use as an input/output medium. noun 1. a former name for punched tape
[pey-per-thin] /ˈpeɪ pərˈθɪn/ adjective 1. extremely thin: a paper-thin razor blade. 2. inadequate or unconvincing; flimsy: a paper-thin excuse.
noun 1. a person, group, nation, or thing that has the appearance of strength or power but is actually weak or ineffectual. noun 1. a nation, institution, etc, that appears powerful but is in fact weak or insignificant noun phrase A menacing person or thing that in fact lacks force; a blusterer: doing battle with […]