strip·​per | \ ˈstri-pər How to pronounce stripper (audio) \

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

Recent Examples on the Web

And every stripper that lived, not even just Los Angeles, within a hundred-mile radius was there. Matt Wake |,, "An ’80s glam-metal survivor tells all," 9 July 2019 Both reporters noted that the sinkhole (which is actually this administration’s stripper name) was located outside of the entrance to the briefing room. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "In an Attempt to Help America, the Earth Tries to Swallow Up Trump’s White House," 22 May 2018 Police began their investigation by interviewing local strippers who had met with LaFerrara, but then found his cell phone, which had texts that led them to Miranda. Matthew Lysiak, Newsweek, "Exclusive: Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Tells How and Why She Killed," 28 Apr. 2014 The drama will follow revenge-seeking strippers who band together with a group of fellow exotic dancers to scam their male Wall Street clients out of thousands of dollars. Christina Dugan,, "Julia Stiles Says It’s Challenging to Watch 10 Things I Hate About You: 'I Look Away'," 5 July 2019 Two random visitors supposedly said one of the students looked like a stripper. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Museum Happenings: Protesters Stage a Die-In in NYC, and Students Accuse Staff of Racism in Boston," 25 June 2019 The commission said white strippers had flexible schedules at the club and were not subjected to fines for missing work. Emily Wagster Pettus, The Seattle Times, "Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case," 18 May 2019 More: Feds: Corrupt Detroit cop threw money at strippers, hair doc, cars More: Feds weave tale of crooked cops, big money, big schemers The government charged them with conspiracy to commit extortion. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit police officers lose appeal: ‘They were dirty cops’," 13 June 2019 As the strippers, Winkler, Howie and Sjolie rock their eye-popping burlesque costumes and deliver wonderful physical comedy to what is, at times, a sad story. Patti Restivo,, "2nd Star Production's 'Gypsy' turns it on and takes it off," 6 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce stripper (audio) \

Medical Definition of stripper

: a surgical instrument used for removal of a vein

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