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[ rap-er ]


  1. a person or thing that wraps.
  2. a covering or cover.
  3. a long, loose outer garment.
  4. a loose bathrobe; negligee.
  5. British. book jacket.
  6. the tobacco leaf used for covering a cigar.
  7. Armor. a supplementary beaver reinforcing the chin and mouth area of an armet of the 15th century.


/ ˈræpə /


  1. the cover, usually of paper or cellophane, in which something is wrapped
  2. a dust jacket of a book
  3. the ripe firm tobacco leaf forming the outermost portion of a cigar and wound around its body
  4. a loose negligee or dressing gown, esp in the 19th century
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wrapper1

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; wrap, -er 1
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Example Sentences

Volunteers from the organization dedicated to protecting Rock Creek and its surrounding parks recently pulled more than 8,000 pounds of litter — much of it beverage bottles, wrappers and plastic waste — from the watershed.

I add this mixture to the raw meat before folding it all into the wrappers.

It’s not like you’re littering by throwing a candy wrapper or a plastic bottle into the woods.

Although it was originally targeted at agents with the pitch of being like “a better broker” — providing the services brokers are regulated to provide, but with a more modern wrapper around it — it’s also in some cases attracting brokerages, too.

While it just looks like a fancy fruit in a foam wrapper, it packs remarkable sound — nearly as good as speakers twice its size.

A large woman with her head tied in a kerchief, wearing a purple wrapper and gold house slippers, passes by on the sidewalk.

Served either fresh or lightly fried, lumpia usually contain fresh heart of palm wrapped in a thin wheat-and-egg wrapper.

A wrapper which has that which the Cubans call calidad makes the cigar much stronger than one which does not possess it.

The leaf makes a very good wrapper for a tobacco of its thickness and strength.

The leaf is very thin, and without doubt, well suited for a cigar wrapper.

At this time, the "wrapper leaf" was considered to be among the best for cigars, and brought high prices.

They leave large holes which renders the leaf worthless for a cigar wrapper, leaving it fit only for fillers or seconds.


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