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

Definition of stripper

1 : someone or something that strips paint/varnish strippers : such as
a : a person who acts or dances in a seductive provocative manner and gradually removes their clothing piece by piece especially to the accompaniment of music : stripteaser
b : a machine that separates a desired part of an agricultural crop
2 : 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 Chyna, 33, is a former stripper who got her initial break when the rapper Drake saw her working in a Miami club and named her in a song. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Her dazzling turn in Hustlers—as the Lucite-cool veteran stripper queen Ramona—once again reminded moviegoers how much Lopez has to offer as a dramatic actor, even if the Academy didn’t deign to notice. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 7 Feb. 2022 An herb stripper takes all the work out of preparing herbs to use in dishes or as a garnish., 26 Dec. 2021 Anthony Bridgerton hoisting himself out of a lake, white shirt clinging to his body like Saran Wrap, removing his cravat as a stripper would a pair of tear-away pants. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 30 Mar. 2022 Watts rose to fame after starring in seasons 5 and 6 of the VH1 series Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood which chronicled her life as a stripper trying to break into the music industry. Stephanie Wenger,, 24 Mar. 2022 In fact director Janicza Bravo's electric Florida stripper saga Zola clocks in at a scant 86 minutes. Leah Greenblatt,, 22 Mar. 2022 To the delight of thirsty fans all over the world, Channing Tatum recently announced that a third movie in the Magic Mike stripper saga, based on his own experiences as an exotic dancer in Tampa, Florida, is finally happening. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 27 Feb. 2022 Earlier this month, HBO Max unveiled the trailer for Finding Magic Mike, their new reality competition series inspired by the beloved male-stripper movies starring Tatum. Christian Holub,, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stripper

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stripper was in 1581

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9 May 2022

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“Stripper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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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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