Skipper Definition

skĭpər
skippered, skippering, skippers
noun
skippers
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A person or thing that skips.
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The captain of a ship, esp. of a small ship or boat.
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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.
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Any skipping insect.
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verb
skippered, skippering, skippers
To act as skipper of.
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Other Word Forms of Skipper

Noun

Singular:
skipper
Plural:
skippers

Origin of Skipper

  • From Middle Dutch scipper, from scip]]. Compare German Schiff, Schipp, Old Norse skip; confer ship, skiff.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Middle Dutch from scip ship

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See to skip.

    From Wiktionary

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