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

Examples of wrapper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once drained, the river yields the usual urban detritus of plastic cups and sodden food wrappers, but larger and more precious items also emerge: chairs, watches, cellphones. Silvia Foster-frau, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio to drain portion of River Walk, remove invasive species," 28 Dec. 2019 Every wrapper, every plastic straw is a war on another species. Kathleen Toner, CNN, "He's doing the 'dirty work' to keep plastic out of the ocean," 17 Oct. 2019 Eat khinkali quickly, before the slippery wrapper, wonderful when hot, cools and seizes into a texture not unlike latex. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: End-of-session rush in Sacramento," 14 Sep. 2019 Eat khinkali quickly, before the slippery wrapper, wonderful when hot, cools and seizes into a texture not unlike latex. Glendale News-Press, "Review: Glendale’s Havlabar serves up cheesy khachapuri and Georgian soup dumplings," 5 Sep. 2019 Host James Franco is an enthusiastic holiday gift wrapper, who keeps sustaining blood-spurting injuries with scissors and a paper cutter, spraying shoppers with blood. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Leslie Jones' most memorable Saturday Night Live sketches," 27 Aug. 2019 Refrigerator Thawing Thaw breast side up, in an unopened wrapper on a tray in the fridge (40 degrees F or below). Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Thanksgiving recipes, turkey recipes and other trending food for the holidays," 21 Nov. 2018 ArcLight touts commercial-free screenings and serves up snacks in boxes so guests aren’t annoyed by the crumpling of candy wrappers. BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s a look at what’s currently open, and what’s yet to come.," 13 Nov. 2019 Schools and nature centers in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are salvaging mounds of the colorful wrappers as part of an environmental awareness campaign. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, "Recycle your Halloween candy wrappers for a good cause," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of wrapper

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Wrapper.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrapper. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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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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