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stripper

[strip-er]
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noun
  1. a person who strips.
  2. a thing that strips, as an appliance or machine for stripping.
  3. Also called ecdysiast, exotic dancer, stripteaser. a person who performs a striptease.
  4. a harvesting machine for stripping the seed heads from the stalks of grain.
  5. a machine used in harvesting cotton to strip the bolls from the plants.
  6. a chemical solution that removes varnish, paint, wax, etc., from a surface, as of furniture or flooring.
  7. any of several rollers covered with card clothing that operate in combination with the worker rollers and the cylinder in the carding of fibers.
  8. Printing. a worker who assembles and strips photographic negatives or positives for platemaking.Compare strip2(def 10).
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Origin of stripper

First recorded in 1575–85; strip1 + -er1
Related formsself-strip·per, noun
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stripper

noun
  1. a striptease artist
  2. a person or thing that strips
  3. a device or substance for removing paint, varnish, etc
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Word Origin and History for stripper

n.

"strip-tease dancer" is from 1930, from strip (v.). Strip-tease itself is first recorded 1936, though strip and tease were both used in this sense in late 1920s.

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