stripper

[ strip-er ]
/ ˈstrɪp ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. striplight,
  2. stripling,
  3. strippable,
  4. stripped,
  5. stripped-down,
  6. stript,
  7. striptease,
  8. stripteaser,
  9. stripy,
  10. strive

Origin of stripper

First recorded in 1575–85; strip1 + -er1

Related formsself-strip·per, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stripper

stripper

/ (ˈstrɪpə) /

noun

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

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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