Home » Dictionary » papermouth


 n.— «As the temperatures rise in lake waters, crappie will move into the shallows to spawn. They will migrate in great numbers, and this is the best time of the year to catch papermouths, as they’re called because of their fragile lips.» —“Soon, crappie will be biting” by Eric Bruce Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Ga.) Apr. 10, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

At First Blush (episode #1529)

Book recommendations and the art of apology. Martha and Grant share some good reads, including an opinionated romp through English grammar, a Spanish-language adventure novel, an account of 19th-century dictionary wars, and a gorgeously illustrated...

Up Your Alley (episode #1504)

Book recommendations, including a collection of short stories inspired by dictionaries, and a techno-thriller for teens. Or, how about novels with an upbeat message? Publishers call this genre up lit. Plus, a clergyman ponders an arresting phrase in...

Recent posts