A wrapper is any kind of loose cover that encloses something that's for sale. The brightly colored paper that covers your candy bar is a wrapper.

If you wrap something in foil or plastic to sell it, you've made a wrapper. Many wrappers are factory-made and sealed, like the wrapper on your ice cream bar, while others protect your fast-food burger or deli sandwich. In some places, people call a dressing gown or robe a wrapper too. No matter how you use the word, a wrapper wraps something. Its earliest use, in the 15th century, was as "a piece of fine cloth used to wrap bread."

Definitions of wrapper

n cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person

Type of:
a loose outer garment

n a loose dressing gown for women

housecoat, neglige, negligee, peignoir
brunch coat
a woman's short housecoat or wrapper
a short negligee
Type of:
woman's clothing
clothing that is designed for women to wear

n the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped

wrap, wrapping
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any wrapper or covering
film, plastic film
a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
gift wrapping
ornamental wrapping for gifts
an outer wrapping or casing
plastic wrap
wrapping consisting of a very thin transparent sheet of plastic
a transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc.
(trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of light; often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare
record jacket
the jacket for a phonograph record
Saran Wrap, cling film, clingfilm
a thin plastic film made of saran (trade name Saran Wrap) that sticks to itself; used for wrapping food
the clinging transparent plastic film that is used to shrinkwrap something
book jacket, dust cover, dust jacket, dust wrapper
a paper jacket for a book; a jacket on which promotional information is usually printed
Type of:
an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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