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 Savory flavors should border on salty because the wrapper subdues the mix, and the heat from ginger, pepper or chiles should tingle but not overpower. New York Times, "Now’s the Time for Homemade Dumplings," 1 Feb. 2021 With corner of 1 wrapper facing you, place 2 heaping tablespoons filling onto bottom third. Kate Merker And Catherine Lo, Woman's Day, "Veggie Spring Rolls," 20 Jan. 2021 Dip finger in eggwash and run a small bead along all sides of the wrapper. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "New Orleans food blogger shares 'Recipes My Daddy Never Wrote Down' in her new cookbook," 12 Jan. 2021 Place a wonton wrapper on the countertop and spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into the center. Washington Post, "Vegetarian wontons are a delight to eat in this light, fragrant soup," 20 Dec. 2020 Goat knows the telltale sound of a wrapper being removed. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, "M&K Equestrian Center emerges from pandemic losses with new clients; holiday decorating event continues," 15 Dec. 2020 Instead of sitting in a landfill or floating in the ocean, the bristles and the packaging can be recycled, and the handle and the bioplastic wrapper can be composted. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "Easy product swaps to help you live a more eco-friendly life," 22 Oct. 2020 There’s also an offer to buy a one-size-fits-all metal ring with a baseball emblem for 15 cents and a wrapper. Marc Bona, cleveland, "1949 rookie card of Indians pitcher Satchel Paige sells at auction," 9 Oct. 2020 No one knows this better than KK Harris, founder of textile and wallpaper company Maiden Maxwell and an enthusiastic and creative gift wrapper. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "How to Wrap Gifts So They Look Good *and* Arrive Intact," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of wrapper

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Feb 2021

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“Wrapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrapper. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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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