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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gift-rap]
    • /ˈgɪftˌræp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gift-rap]
    • /ˈgɪftˌræp/

Definitions of giftwrap word

  • verb with object giftwrap to wrap (something), as a package, with decorative paper, ribbon, etc., for presentation as a gift. 1
  • abbreviation GIFTWRAP giftwrapping. 1
  • verb giftwrap to wrap (an article intended as a gift) attractively 0
  • noun giftwrap Giftwrap is decorative paper for occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. 0

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Origin of giftwrap

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for Giftwrap


giftwrap popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

giftwrap usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for giftwrap

verb giftwrap

  • clean — Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks.
  • doctor — a person licensed to practice medicine, as a physician, surgeon, dentist, or veterinarian.
  • finish — to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast.
  • launder — to wash (clothes, linens, etc.).
  • mend — to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.

Antonyms for giftwrap

verb giftwrap

  • injure — to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one's hand.
  • ruinruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
  • hurt — to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.
  • uncover — to lay bare; disclose; reveal.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.

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