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skipper

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noun skip·per \ˈski-pər\

Definition of skipper

  1. 1 :  any of various erratically active insects (as a click beetle or a water strider)

  2. 2 :  one that skips

  3. 3 :  saury

  4. 4 :  any of a superfamily (Hesperioidea, especially family Hesperiidae) of lepidopterous insects that visibly differ from the typical butterflies especially in having stout bodies, smaller wings, and usually hooked antennae



13th Century

First Known Use of skipper

13th century


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skipper

noun skip·per

Definition of skipper

  1. 1 :  the master of a ship; especially :  the master of a fishing, small trading, or pleasure boat

  2. 2 :  the captain or first pilot of an airplane

  3. 3 :  a person in a position of leadership; especially :  a baseball team's manager



Origin of skipper

Middle English, from Middle Dutch schipper, from schip ship; akin to Old English scip ship — more at ship


First Known Use: 14th century


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skipper

transitive verb skip·per

Simple Definition of skipper

  • : to be the captain of (a ship or boat)

  • : to be the person who leads or manages (a team)

Full Definition of skipper

skip·peredskip·per·ing play \ˈski-p(ə-)riŋ\

  1. 1 :  to act as skipper of (as a boat)

  2. 2 :  to act as coach of (as a team)

Examples of skipper

  1. The boat was skippered by a skilled veteran sailor.

  2. He skippered the team to their latest World Series win.



1893

First Known Use of skipper

1893



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