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English definition of “hamper”

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 ChristmasGeneral 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 washedGeneral and miscellaneous containers
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