[ gift-rap-ing ]
/ ˈgɪftˌræp ɪŋ /


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

Origin of giftwrapping

First recorded in 1945–50; gift + wrapping

Definition for giftwrapping (2 of 2)


or gift·wrap

[ gift-rap ]
/ ˈgɪftˌræp /

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.


Origin of gift-wrap

First recorded in 1935–40

Related forms

gift-wrap·per, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019