- The skipper is the captain of a ship.
The man who is the captain on your yacht is an example of the skipper.
- a person or thing that skips
- any of a family (Hesperiidae) of mostly small, heavy-bodied butterflies, having threadlike antennae usually ending in a hook, and characterized by short, erratic bursts of flight
- any skipping insect
- the captain of a ship, esp. of a small ship or boat
- any leader, director, or captain
Origin of skipperMiddle English ; from Middle Dutch schipper ; from schip, a ship
- Nautical The master of a ship.
- A coach, director, or other leader.
transitive verbskip·pered, skip·per·ing, skip·pers
Origin of skipperMiddle English, from Middle Dutch, from scip, ship.
- One that skips.
- Any of numerous butterflies of the families Hesperiidae and Megathymidae, having a hairy mothlike body, hooked tips on the antennae, and a darting flight pattern.
- Any of several marine fishes that often leap above water, especially a saury.
(third-person singular simple present skippers, present participle skippering, simple past and past participle skippered)
- To be the skipper of a ship
- Agent noun of skip: one who skips.
- A person who skips, or fails to attend class.
- Any of various butterflies of the families Hesperiidae and its subfamily Megathyminae, having a hairy mothlike body, hooked tips on the antennae, and a darting flight pattern.
- Any of several marine fishes that often leap above water, especially Cololabis saira, the Pacific saury.
- The cheese maggot, the larva of a cheese fly, in Piophilidae, which leap to escape predators.
See to skip.