wrap·​per | \ˈra-pər \

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 sense 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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So not just a WINE-style compatibility wrapper, but a fork of WINE itself. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Steam adds Proton, making Windows games playable on Linux (at least in theory)," 21 Aug. 2018 That was followed by food wrappers, plastic beverage bottles, plastic bottle caps and plastic grocery bags. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Butts are a plague on world's beaches, survey finds," 2 July 2018 Interestingly, instead of picking up all the trash, leave a single wrapper on the curb. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: Any excuse given for littering is garbage," 6 July 2018 Outside a Harley-Davidson dealership in Prague, Daniel Baudys drops a pinch of tobacco into a cigarette wrapper, rolls himself a smoke and pauses for a moment before opining about Trump. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "European Union residents, many Harley fans, opine about Trump and tariffs," 5 July 2018 There was some rope, a plastic bag, a candy-bar wrapper. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Think before releasing balloons: Osprey tangled 35-feet up rescued at Shore," 21 June 2018 No one remembers eating it or ditching the fateful wrapper, a transgression now shared by all. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Berkeley 3rd-graders sustain no-waste classroom; 180 days’ trash fits in mason jar," 14 June 2018 In an attempt to walk its talk, the magazine will now be sent to subscribers with a paper wrapper, not a plastic one. Erin Blakemore, Washington Post, "The amount of plastic garbage around may surprise you, but you can do something," 10 June 2018 Instead of rushing to the post-victory pep rally, as everybody else had done, Carter stayed behind for a bit to pick up the trash his teammates had left behind, collecting cups and Chick-fil-A sandwich wrappers. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Wendell Carter Jr. works out for Orlando Magic," 15 June 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 \

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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