wrap·​per | \ ˈra-pər How to pronounce wrapper (audio) \

Definition of wrapper

1 : that in which something is wrapped: such as
a : a tobacco leaf used for the outside covering especially of cigars
(2) : the paper cover of a book not bound in boards
c : a paper wrapped around a newspaper or magazine in the mail
2 : one that wraps
3 : an article of clothing worn wrapped around the body

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And Monjuni's Salsa di Pomidoro Pasta Sauce takes the win for sugar, with 13 grams of sugar per half-cup serving (keep in mind that half a cup is pretty small, just about what fits into a cupcake wrapper). Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Which Louisiana-made jarred pasta sauce is the healthiest?," 13 Mar. 2018 There’s also a single wrapper from a granola bar, long since eaten. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Berkeley 3rd-graders sustain no-waste classroom; 180 days’ trash fits in mason jar," 14 June 2018 Crystal Tadlock was given an apple sealed in a wrapper on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris on Wednesday. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "A woman flying back from France brought an apple through Customs. It cost her $500.," 22 Apr. 2018 Students and adults divided the trash into categories: Disposable plastic, papers, wrappers, milk and juice boxes. Victoria Adams Fogg, Washington Post, "She cut her weekly trash down so much it fits in an unbelievably small jar," 7 July 2018 The biggest difference is an apparent storytelling wrapper starring none other than Fred Savage—who has been tied down by Deadpool and trapped in a Princess Bride-style bedroom. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "That PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 you’ve been asking for is coming—with Fred Savage," 19 Nov. 2018 This one was a Leaf by Oscar, wrapper from Nicaragua, the binder and filler Honduran tobacco. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cigar lovers find their place to puff," 24 Feb. 2018 After years of seclusion, Wonka decides to hide five golden tickets in candy bar wrappers. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "12 Best Movies Based on Books," 2 Aug. 2010 Plastic drink bottles are the third most common type of item found washed up on shorelines—behind cigarette butts and food wrappers—according to the Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Plastic Water Bottles, Which Enabled a Drinks Boom, Now Threaten a Crisis," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of wrapper

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of wrapper

: a thin piece of paper, plastic, etc., that covers or surrounds something to protect it


wrap·​per | \ ˈra-pər How to pronounce wrapper (audio) \

Kids Definition of wrapper

1 : a protective covering candy wrappers
2 : a person who wraps merchandise
3 : a garment that is worn wrapped about the body

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