wrapper

[ rap-er ]
/ ˈræp ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. wraparound mortgage,
  2. wrapover,
  3. wrapped,
  4. wrapped up,
  5. wrapped up in,
  6. wrapping,
  7. wrapping paper,
  8. wrapround,
  9. wrapt,
  10. wrasse

Origin of wrapper

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at wrap, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for wrapper

wrapper

/ (ˈræpə) /

noun

the cover, usually of paper or cellophane, in which something is wrapped
a dust jacket of a book
the ripe firm tobacco leaf forming the outermost portion of a cigar and wound around its body
a loose negligee or dressing gown, esp in the 19th century
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Word Origin and History for wrapper

wrapper

n.

mid-15c., agent noun from wrap (v.).

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