wrapper

noun wrap·per \ ˈra-pər \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of wrapper

1 : that in which something is wrapped: such as
a : a tobacco leaf used for the outside covering especially of cigars
b (1) : jacket 3c(1)
(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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First Known Use of wrapper

15th century


WRAPPER Defined for English Language Learners

wrapper

noun

Definition of wrapper for English Language Learners

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


WRAPPER Defined for Kids

wrapper

noun wrap·per \ ˈra-pər \

Definition of wrapper for Students

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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