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 Match each wire's gauge to the markings on a wire stripper and remove about 3 mm of insulation from its end. Mitch Altman, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Started in Soldering," 2 Sep. 2020 Channing Tatum stars as a male stripper who teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women and make easy money. Ben Flanagan |, al, "New on Netflix: September 2020," 1 Sep. 2020 Police in Miami busted two parties on Saturday that violated county emergency orders and featured makeshift stripper poles, DJs, entrance fees, underage guests and alcohol for sale. Andrew Boryga,, "Nude dancers, stripper poles and DJs: How cops busted secret pandemic parties," 24 Aug. 2020 Although touted as multipurpose, these OXO kitchen shears aren’t loaded with special features—just a simple pair of sharp blades that can be detached, and an herb stripper nestled between two padded and comfortable handles. Popular Science, "The most reliable and versatile kitchen shears for the busy kitchen," 14 Aug. 2020 Also: Matthew McConaughey stars as Dallas, the den mother of Mike’s ragtag group of stripper pals. Washington Post, "Not all dance movies are created equal, but these 12 bad ones are still pretty great," 17 Aug. 2020 On ‘going rogue,’ Ronald Reagan, Tony Dungy, the ‘drug-dealing, white-supremacist stripper,’ and more Ben Sasse, the Republican senator from Nebraska, did not much like President Trump’s recent series of executive orders. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "‘Rogues’ we have known, &c.," 17 Aug. 2020 The other thirty percent of the reason was that the stripper who lived in the town, Varga, had suggested it to Al. Longreads, "10 Outstanding Short Stories to Read in 2020," 9 Jan. 2016 Whether it’s an Olympic gymnast, a Broadway star, or a stripper, something about watching a person slide into the splits makes the heart leap with wonder. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "How to Do Splits Like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion in the ‘WAP’ Music Video," 9 Aug. 2020

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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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17 Sep 2020

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“Stripper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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


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Medical Definition of stripper

: a surgical instrument used for removal of a vein

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