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  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).

Origin of stripper

First recorded in 1575–85; strip1 + -er1
Related formsself-strip·per, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for stripper

stripper, ecdysiast, peeler, stripteaser

Examples from the Web for stripper

Contemporary Examples of stripper

  • Later that year, Tequila put out her followup record "Stripper Friends" and though it failed to chart, she was not deterred.

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  • The Stripper Stretch: in which I spread my legs and bent over repeatedly.

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British Dictionary definitions for stripper


  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

"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper