What does kipper mean?

Definitions for kipperˈkɪp ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kipper, kippered herring(noun)

    salted and smoked herring


  1. kipper(Noun)

    A split, salted and smoked herring.

  2. kipper(Noun)

    An RAF World War II code name for patrols to protect fishing boats in the Irish and North Seas against attack from the air.

  3. kipper(Verb)

    To prepare a herring or similar fish in that fashion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kipper(noun)

    a salmon after spawning

  2. Kipper(noun)

    a salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh

  3. Kipper(verb)

    to cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking

  4. Kipper(adj)

    amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly

  5. Origin: [D. kippen to hatch, snatch, seize. Cf. Kipe.]


  1. Kipper

    A kipper is a whole herring, a small, oily fish, that has been split in butterfly fashion from tail to head along the dorsal ridge, gutted, salted or pickled, and cold smoked over smouldering woodchips. In the United Kingdom, in Japan, and in some North American regions they are often eaten for breakfast. In the UK, kippers, along with other preserved fish such as the bloater and buckling, were also once commonly enjoyed as a high tea or supper treat; most popularly with inland and urban working-class populations before World War II.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kipper

    kip′ėr, n. a male salmon after the spawning season: a salmon split open, seasoned, and dried.—v.t. to cure or preserve, as a salmon or haddock. [Dut. kippen, to seize; Norw. kippa.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kipper in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kipper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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