Definition of paper round in English:

paper round

(North American paper route)


  • A job of regularly delivering newspapers.

    ‘during the war I used to do a paper round’
    • ‘I did a paper round when I was at school which worked out at under £1 per hour!’
    • ‘My first job was a paper round when I was 14 which paid the grand sum of around 14 shillings a week.’
    • ‘In the late 1970s and early 1980s I used to do a paper round each morning before school.’
    • ‘She said her brother had to get up at 6am to do a paper round.’
    • ‘Now this took me back to 1970 when, as a 13 year old, I had a paper round.’
    • ‘His £300 bike, which he had only just bought, was stolen while he was out on his paper round in Woodlands Grove, off Stockton Lane.’
    • ‘My first job was a paper round for a local newsagent in Notting Hill Gate, London, in the late 1950s.’
    • ‘I did a weekly paper round in the village and every week I delivered 222 papers.’
    • ‘Like most hard working boys desperate for independent financial status, I did a paper round as a youngster.’
    • ‘Matthew does his daily paper round by unicycle so he gets plenty of practice.’
    • ‘He has been doing a paper round for two years and delivers to many elderly people.’
    • ‘He carried them in a sack, strapped to his back, and jogged the entire paper round each morning, as an adolescent.’
    • ‘I had the paper round for a few years when I was at school.’
    • ‘When he was thirteen he lied about his age to get a paper round.’


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