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English definition of “hamper”


noun [C]     /ˈhæm.pər/ US  /-pɚ/
a large , rectangular container with a lid : a picnic hamperGeneral and miscellaneous containers UK a box containing food and drink , usually given as a present , for example at Christmas General and miscellaneous containersObjects and decorations connected with celebrations US old-fashioned a container used for carrying dirty clothes and bed sheets and for storing them while they are waiting to be washed General and miscellaneous containers
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