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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Keep that area clear of dish rags, pot holders, pasta boxes, paper towels, food wrappers, wooden spoons, and anything else that might catch a flame. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Emergency Responders Share 9 of the Biggest Death Traps in Your Home," 14 July 2018 The top items turned in by thousands of volunteers were cigarette butts (which contain plastic fibers), followed by food wrappers, beverage bottles, bottle caps and grocery bags — all made of plastic. James Rainey /, NBC News, "Top items from beach cleanup: plastics, plastics and more plastics," 27 June 2018 Gus was made to forage for meals, pulling chicken from a rawhide wrapper and coaxing a frozen mackerel out of a block of ice. David Scharfenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Did humans drive this polar bear insane?," 13 July 2018 Occasionally the sauce overwhelms the dill aioli, and the burger also overwhelmed its wrapper; Don’t forget to grab a napkin. Zoe Sayler, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s veggie burgers: Eating your vegetables never tasted this good," 3 July 2018 The only waste here is the milk carton, the straw and its wrapper. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Our children's plastic lives seen through lunches," 7 June 2018 While the salesperson wasn’t looking, Hubel took two diamonds — a 4-carat diamond worth $132,722 and a 2-carat diamond worth $26,339 — and replaced them with empty wrappers, a police report said. Ese Olumhense, chicagotribune.com, "Man accused of stealing diamonds from Loop jewelry store ordered held on no bail," 7 July 2018 The only caveat is that some items (especially those with rice-dough wrappers) suffered by sitting too long in the steamer baskets. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Seafood is a real strength at this new dim-sum spot in Sacramento's central city | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 In total, the events drew more than 525 volunteers who removed about 8,000 cigarette butts and more than 1,535 plastic food wrappers. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Hundreds turn out for post-Fourth of July beach cleanup — most volunteers but some working off holiday infractions," 6 July 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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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