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[awr-i-gah-mee] /ˌɔr ɪˈgɑ mi/

noun, plural origamis for 2.
the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers.
an object made by origami.
the art or process, originally Japanese, of paper folding

1956, from Japanese origami, from ori “fold” + kami “paper.”


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