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

Examples of wrapper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rip 2 inches off one end of the wrapper and pull the straw out about an inch or so. The Editors, Field & Stream, "12 Wildly Inventive Hunting Tips," 24 Aug. 2020 In its stomach were some thirty pieces of plastic trash, including Ukrainian chicken packaging, a Danish ice-cream wrapper, and a British potato-chip bag. Amia Srinivasan, The New Yorker, "What Have We Done to the Whale?," 17 Aug. 2020 The beauty of the corn dog is the cornmeal, which gives its doughy wrapper a slightly crunchy texture, a slightly sweet flavor and a distinctive golden color. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 14 Aug. 2020 Wrapped up just like their shelf-stable siblings, just peel down the plastic wrapper and take a bite. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "We tried Kind’s new dairy-free frozen bars, and here’s what we thought," 31 July 2020 Another suggested that the best and highest use of pancakes is a taco wrapper for sausage. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "5 San Antonio restaurants for great pancakes when you need a comfort food breakfast," 9 July 2020 But otherwise it was gone, and the plaza itself was clear and entirely clean, without so much as an empty water bottle or candy wrapper. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "Dallas is not a ‘battle space’ and violence is not an answer," 2 June 2020 Nurses scrambled for supplies, wrappers and plastic gloves flipped into the air, left scattered on the hospital floor like emergency detritus. Andrew Bast, CBS News, "View from the front lines: The lives impacted by coronavirus in New York City," 14 May 2020 The chain is also known for Bible verse references printed on their cups and wrappers as a nod their Christian values. Kimberly Pina Correspondent, Houston Chronicle, "Katy welcomes popular burger stand In-N-Out," 21 Nov. 2019

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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 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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