giftwrapping

[gift-rap-ing]

noun

decorative paper, ribbon, etc., for wrapping objects to be presented as gifts.

Origin of giftwrapping

First recorded in 1945–50; gift + wrapping

gift-wrap

or gift·wrap

[gift-rap]

verb (used with object), gift-wrapped or gift-wrapt, gift-wrap·ping.

to wrap (something), as a package, with decorative paper, ribbon, etc., for presentation as a gift.

noun

Origin of gift-wrap

First recorded in 1935–40
Related formsgift-wrap·per, noun
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