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

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Examples of wrapper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a nice array of textures, from the flakey wrapper to the cozy comfort-food inside. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 21 Apr. 2022 While your food might not start out with PFAS in it (although that is certainly a possibility too), these chemicals can migrate from the wrapper into your burger or your fries. Marta L. Tellado, CNN, 1 Apr. 2022 His lab had previously created little indicators to detect whether the air inside a food package had changed; the sensors would change color if the wrapper’s seal had burst during transport. Max G. Levy, Wired, 23 Feb. 2022 The point is: the person should be the focus rather than the wrapper. Vogue, 28 Jan. 2022 Curvaceously embracing the eponymous landmark in a sleek midcentury white-brick wrapper, the 327-room property was a neighborhood staple attracting the free-popcorn, happy-hour crowd to its Bar DuPont. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 8 Mar. 2022 There’s also turndown service, complete with a classic Andes chocolate mint in a custom gold Short Stories wrapper. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Mar. 2022 The magazine could be sold as long as it was covered in a plastic wrapper that obscured the racy cover. Lanford Beard, PEOPLE.com, 28 Feb. 2022 On balance, though, the series is still well worth watching, and not just for the parts designed to get all the attention -- namely, the ones that would warrant delivering it in a plain brown wrapper. Brian Lowry, CNN, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wrapper

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wrapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrapper. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for wrapper


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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