Definition of wrapper
1 : that in which something is wrapped: such asa : a tobacco leaf used for the outside covering especially of cigarsb (1) : jacket 3c(1) (2) : the paper cover of a book not bound in boardsc : 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
Recent Examples of wrapper from the Web
First, if the food is wrapped, any bacterial contamination will be on the wrapper, not on your food.
A kaleidoscope of packages, jars and produce from nearly every continent is jammed in — side by side are purple yams from Laos, green plantains from Ecuador, mahogany-brown cassava from Nigeria, tan egg roll wrappers from Vietnam.
Highlights include Pablo Llana’s works, made from recycled junk-food wrappers, and the large-format textile art of Michelle Montjoy.
Today, food wrappers, booze bottles and used syringes litter school grounds where weeds have overtaken rusted playground equipment.
The only drawback is having to remove the wrapper to plug in the dock connector.
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First Known Use of wrapper
WRAPPER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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