Kipper meaning

kĭp'ər
A herring or salmon that has been split, salted, and smoked.
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To prepare (fish) by splitting, salting, and smoking.
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To cure (herring, salmon, etc.) by cleaning, salting, and drying or smoking.
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A male salmon or sea trout during or shortly after the spawning season.
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A kippered herring, salmon, etc.
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A salmon after spawning.
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(military) An RAF World War II code name for patrols to protect fishing boats in the Irish and North Seas against attack from the air.
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(cooking) To prepare a herring or similar fish in that fashion.
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(UK, dialect) Amorous.
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(UK, dialect) Lively; light-footed; nimble.

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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