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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Shiny food wrappers Wrappers from potato chip bags, granola bars or candy bars are typically made from aluminum foil and contain adhesives. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "Six items that people try to recycle, but shouldn’t," 12 June 2019 Katy Perry's look made for some hilarious memes on Twitter, with many fans comparing the singer's look to a tower of cupcake wrappers, a Barbie cake, and even Squidward. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "13 Grammy Memes That Will Leave You Hysterical Laughing," 11 Feb. 2019 Part of the issue is that the truck itself weighs as much as 6,740 pounds, so the Cummins does a lot of work hauling around its Nissan wrapper before the first stick of firewood goes in the bed. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Diesel Truck Battle (Non-HD): F-150 Diesel Vs. Nissan Titan XD," 25 Jan. 2019 Lunch is devoted to cross-cultural dim sum, with wrappers, fillings and sauces all made on site. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "The Most Innovative Chefs in Lyon, France’s Gastronomic Capital," 24 July 2018 Donlan focused on what was to become Go Basic’s signature product, raw cacao CBD chocolates in millennial pink, Instagram-friendly wrappers. Charlotte Palermino, Marie Claire, "15 Women to Watch in the CBD Industry," 16 Apr. 2019 At a shiny prep table, a sweet-faced Nepali woman named Aruna and an Iranian woman named Nasrin expertly fold rice-paper wrappers around creamy spiced spinach and paneer. Grant Cornett, Vogue, "The Rise of Refugee Cuisine—a Food-World Trend to Feel Good About," 17 Aug. 2018 And Monjuni's Salsa di Pomidoro Pasta Sauce takes the win for sugar, with 13 grams of sugar per half-cup serving (keep in mind that half a cup is pretty small, just about what fits into a cupcake wrapper). Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Which Louisiana-made jarred pasta sauce is the healthiest?," 13 Mar. 2018 There’s also a single wrapper from a granola bar, long since eaten. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Berkeley 3rd-graders sustain no-waste classroom; 180 days’ trash fits in mason jar," 14 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 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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