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Definition of "stripper" [strip•per]

  • One that strips, as one that strips photographic negatives or positives. (noun)
  • A chemical product for removing a surface covering, such as paint or varnish, from furniture or floors. (noun)
  • One who performs a striptease. (noun)
  • An oil well that produces ten barrels or fewer per day. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stripper" in a sentence
  • "I think the connection between me as a writer and me as a stripper is the impulse to see something weird and different — a desire for new experiences, unusual experiences, needing to see things for myself."
  • "It's important that we question ourselves as women, about equality - I think a lot about whether a stripper is an object or is she something to be desired, and whether that's powerful enough."
  • "On the other hand, the stripper is the mother of a biracial genius-boy."