A herring or salmon that has been split, salted, and smoked.
To prepare (fish) by splitting, salting, and smoking.
To cure (herring, salmon, etc.) by cleaning, salting, and drying or smoking.
A male salmon or sea trout during or shortly after the spawning season.
A kippered herring, salmon, etc.
Other Word Forms
Origin of kipper
- Middle English kipre a male salmon in the spawning season from Old English cypera probably from cyperen of copper from coper copper (because of the fish's color during the spawning season) copper1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition