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From Middle English wrappere, equivalent to wrap +‎ -er.



wrapper (plural wrappers)

  1. Something that is wrapped around something else as a cover or protection: a wrapping.
    • 2023 April 5, Pip Dunn, “'196s' giving commuters a smoother ride”, in RAIL, number 980, page 55:
      Messy trains are horrible, but you can sort of understand passengers leaving their sandwich wrappers and paper cups if there is nowhere to dispose of them.
  2. An outer garment; a loose robe or dressing gown.
    • 1839, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wilson:
      Please to examine, at your leisure, the inner linings of the cuff of his left sleeve, and the several little packages which may be found in the somewhat capacious pockets of his embroidered morning wrapper.
    • 1855, Charles Dickens, “The Holly-tree. Third Branch—The Bill”, in Christmas Stories [] (The Works of Charles Dickens; XV), de luxe edition, London: Chapman and Hall, published 1881, →OCLC, page 63:
      It was eight o'clock to-morrow evening when I buckled up my travelling writing-desk in its leather case, paid my Bill, and got on my warm coats and wrappers.
  3. One who, or that which, wraps.
    He proved to be a remarkably efficient wrapper of parcels.
  4. (object-oriented programming) A construct, such as a class or module, that serves to mediate access to another.
    We need a Perl wrapper for this C++ library.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the computing sense, wrapper is often used attributively: one can speak of a “wrapper class”, a “wrapper object”, a “wrapper function”, and so on. More broadly, one can speak of a “wrapper pattern”, for the creation and use of such wrappers.


Derived terms[edit]


  • Mmen: lapa