kipper


1kip·per

noun \ˈki-pər\

: a herring that has been preserved with salt and then smoked

Full Definition of KIPPER

1
:  a male salmon or sea trout during or after the spawning season
2
:  a kippered herring or salmon

Origin of KIPPER

Middle English kypre, from Old English cypera; akin to Old English coper copper
First Known Use: before 12th century

2kipper

verb
kip·peredkip·per·ing \-p(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of KIPPER

transitive verb
:  to cure (split dressed fish) by salting and smoking
kip·per·er \-pər-ər\ noun

First Known Use of KIPPER

1773

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