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[rap-er] /ˈræp ər/
a person or thing that wraps.
a covering or cover.
a long, loose outer garment.
a loose bathrobe; negligee.
British, book jacket.
the tobacco leaf used for covering a cigar.
Armor. a supplementary beaver reinforcing the chin and mouth area of an armet of the 15th century.
Origin of wrapper
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English; see wrap, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wrapper
  • And then discovering that the tin foil ball is from a lunch wrapper.
  • Every one knows that a tea-gown is a hybrid between a wrapper and a ball dress.
  • We're fools who care more about how a thing is said and the wrapper of promise it conveys than what it actually means.
  • She took off her wrapper and night- gown in a cubicle.
  • It comes in a wrapper, which is used to light the log.
  • Its disposable wrapper has a tab at one end for removal and perforated edges for easy pealing.
  • Let stand until wrapper is soft enough to be folded.
  • Fold wrapper in half to enclose filling and form a triangle, forcing out excess air.
  • Mound a rounded teaspoon filling in center of each wrapper.
  • Several supermarket chains refused to sell it even with the wrapper.
British Dictionary definitions for wrapper


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wrapper

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for wrapper



Under control; in hand; together: got everything wrapped, whole fuckin' world on the half-shell (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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wrapper in Technology

Code which is combined with another piece of code to determine how that code is executed. The wrapper acts as an interface between its caller and the wrapped code. This may be done for compatibility, e.g. if the wrapped code is in a different programming language or uses different calling conventions, or for security, e.g. to prevent the calling program from executing certain functions. The implication is that the wrapped code can only be accessed via the wrapper.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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