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

Recent Examples on the Web

There's an invisible stripper pole, loads of jaw-dropping fashion, and the rapper spits verses at a piano while fully nude, but one of the most celebrated scenes is Cardi breastfeeding a baby (presumably her baby, Kulture). Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Breastfeeds in Her Insanely Epic "Money" Music Video," 21 Dec. 2018 There was like strippers on stage at a Yahoo! event. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full video and transcript: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at Code 2018," 30 May 2018 Lowe's recently announced it will no longer sell methylene-chloride paint stripper, too. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Supreme Court to rehear moose-hunting case with wider implications for Alaska," 19 June 2018 It must be said that choosing to be a stripper doesn't classify someone as anything other than a person working at a job. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "People Love Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Even More After Dance Video Meant to Shame Her," 3 Jan. 2019 She's been criticized for not being black enough, for speaking out on the erasure of video vixens and strippers in the #MeToo movement and for being a former exotic dancer herself. Jeneé Osterheldt, kansascity, "On her new album, rapper Cardi B is absolutely herself, and that's why we love her," 6 Apr. 2018 The door was used to access the upper floors of Beerfest, where strippers and customers used private rooms. Kevin Litten,, "Video shows man being dragged from Bourbon Street bar who would later be robbed," 29 Oct. 2017 LAS VEGAS - On a recent evening not far from the CES technology event, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines - not to mention our robot future. Barbara Ortutay And Ryan Nakashima, Houston Chronicle, "What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future," 11 Jan. 2018 Bella plays a stripper who apparently has caught Abel's eye. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's Relationship," 12 Oct. 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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