Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • There was one wearing a pale pink coat, another in a cream-coloured tight-sleeved gown, another in a petticoat as red as the arms of the reaping-machine; and others, older, in the brown-rough 'wropper' or over-all -- the old-established and most appropriate dress of the field-woman, which the young ones were abandoning.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • There was one wearing a pale pink jacket, another in a cream-coloured tight-sleeved gown, another in a petticoat as red as the arms of the reaping-machine; and others, older, in the brown-rough "wropper" or over-all -- the old-established and most appropriate dress of the field-woman, which the young ones were abandoning.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • 'More like forty,' broke in an old milkman near, in a long white pinafore or 'wropper,' and with the brim of his hat tied down, so that he looked like a woman.

    Wessex Tales

  • a long white pinafore or ‘wropper,’ and with the brim of his hat tied down, so that he looked like a woman.

    Wessex Tales

  • "Now, Miss Ann, you git in yo 'wropper an' lay down a spell an 'I'm gonter fotch you a cup er tea.

    The Comings of Cousin Ann

  • And then he got out a little flat bottle of something short, and went for a nip; but the cough took him, and it sprouted over his wropper and was wasted. "

    Somehow Good

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Wropper - a pinafore styled coverall worn by women engaged in farm work during the 19th & early 20th centuries in Britain & elsewhere.

    August 13, 2017