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wrapper

Syllabification: wrap·per
Pronunciation: /ˈrapər
 
/

Definition of wrapper in English:

noun

1A piece of paper, plastic, or foil covering and protecting something sold.
Example sentences
  • There are no bins and a few pieces of fast-food wrappers; sweet papers and bottles are the main offenders.
  • When bringing the hunt out to the backyard, foil wrappers will protect the eggs from dirt and debris, allowing for fun as well as a sanitary outdoor hunt.
  • Cigarettes began being sold in Britain in the 1850s, initially just sold in paper wrappers.
1.1A cover enclosing a newspaper or magazine for mailing.
Example sentences
  • Stamps were attached to the wrapper of the newspaper and couriers were hired to deliver Court to subscribers.
  • And the title, suddenly revealed, stares out at me from beneath the cellophane wrapper of the cover.
  • Maybe you could start sending the magazine out in a plain brown wrapper.
1.2The dust jacket of a book.
Example sentences
  • If teens today feel they have time only to log on to the net and cyber chat, then they are not only shutting their minds off, but also loosing a lot of the rich heritage bound in between the wrappers of the books.
  • Several months ago, our Conservation Services Division was asked to design a book wrapper for the use of the Princeton University Library.
1.3chiefly North American A tobacco leaf of superior quality enclosing a cigar.
Example sentences
  • Prior to the turn of the century, the Corojo wrapper was the predominant wrapper tobacco used when rolling the famous Cuban brands.
  • They may only shop for a certain wrapper or they only buy cigars that cost $4.
2North American A loose robe or gown.
Example sentences
  • The grand boubou (big boubou) consists of a gown worn over a shirt and trousers for men, and over a wrapper with a head-scarf for women.
  • We use cloth gowns, drapes, and wrappers at our facility, and the laundering of our linen is contracted to on outside laundry service.
  • She reached into the diminutive pocket located near the bodice of her wrapper, and procured a set of metallic keys hanging from a rather large gold ring.

Words that rhyme with wrapper

clapper, crapper, dapper, flapper, grappa, kappa, knapper, mapper, nappa, napper, rapper, sapper, scrapper, snapper, strapper, tapper, trapper, yapper, Zappa

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