strip·per | \ ˈstri-pər \

Definition of stripper 

1 : one that strips

3 : a machine that separates a desired part of an agricultural crop

4 : an oil well that produces 10 barrels or less per day

Examples of stripper in a Sentence

She worked as a stripper for a few years. a can of paint stripper

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Nothing is fair, not the Mars Room’s Russian strippers undercutting the regulars’ pay. Caroline Leavitt,, "Rachel Kushner offers a version of this American life," 27 Apr. 2018 Miami-Dade police is on the hook for legal bills after cops illegally seized a cache of guns — and nearly $20,000 in stripper cash. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "'We got bills to pay, sweetie.' Cops forced to return stripper's $19,934 in cash," 6 July 2018 And there’s not much more to a new wrestler, Shakira Barrera’s Yo-Yo, than her identity as a Mexican-American lesbian stripper. Judy Berman, Time, "Glow Fades But Stays Fun in Its Second Season," 21 June 2018 Local strippers are lobbying San Diego officials to lower their annual permit fees. David Garrick,, "Strippers lobbying San Diego to lower fees they call unjustified," 28 Apr. 2018 He was also smitten with a stripper named Fanne Foxe. Emily Sweeney,, "Five things you didn’t know about Boston’s Combat Zone," 26 June 2018 The law bans strippers and patrons from touching each other during performances. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Ohio’s ‘no-touching’ law at center of Stormy Daniels’ arrest has Cincinnati roots," 13 July 2018 The legislation Havard was trying to change at that time raised the age for strippers from 18 to 21 years-old. Julia O'donoghue,, "Male lawmaker offends female colleagues in Louisiana House -- again," 10 May 2018 An electrician by trade, Brian Grandstaff set aside his wire stripper for a rolling pin. Melissa Reinert,, "DiCarlo's unique pizza sparking interest in NKY," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of stripper

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stripper

: a performer who removes his or her clothing in a sexually exciting way : a dancer who does a striptease

: a tool that you use to remove something (such as paint) from a surface

: a liquid chemical that you use to remove something (such as paint) from a surface


strip·per | \ ˈstrip-ər \

Medical Definition of stripper 

: a surgical instrument used for removal of a vein

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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