Definition of kraft in US English:

kraft

(also kraft paper)

noun

  • A kind of strong, smooth brown wrapping paper.

    • ‘Chris was a big Cubs fan and he'd draw the Cubs logo on the kraft paper we spread on the work area to keep the counter space clean.’
    • ‘The vapor barrier might be tar paper, kraft paper attached to fiberglass batts, or a plastic sheet.’
    • ‘To keep sand and dirt from escaping, glue or caulk glass to the frame front, and glue kraft paper to the frame's outside back.’
    • ‘For the background, fifth-grade students created five large-scale murals in tempera paint on kraft paper, each measuring 15 feet wide and 8 feet high.’
    • ‘You can also use this artwork to decorate packages you've wrapped in kraft paper.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Swedish, literally ‘strength’, used to form the term kraftpapper ‘kraft paper’.

Pronunciation

kraft

/kraft/