wrapper

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
  1. noun
    cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    synonyms: wrap
    see moresee less
    type of:
    cloak
    a loose outer garment
  2. noun
    a loose dressing gown for women
    synonyms: housecoat, neglige, negligee, peignoir
    see moresee less
    types:
    brunch coat
    a woman's short housecoat or wrapper
    camisole
    a short negligee
    type of:
    woman's clothing
    clothing that is designed for women to wear
  3. noun
    the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    synonyms: wrap, wrapping
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 11 types...
    hide 11 types...
    envelope
    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
    jacket
    an outer wrapping or casing
    plastic wrap
    wrapping consisting of a very thin transparent sheet of plastic
    cellophane
    a transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc.
    Polaroid
    (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
    shrink-wrap
    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:
    covering
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Word Family