• WordNet 3.6
    • n kipper salted and smoked herring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Kipper (Zoöl) A salmon after spawning.
    • Kipper A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh.
    • a Kipper Amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly.
    • v. t Kipper To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking. "Kippered salmon."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • kipper Hooked or beaked, as a spent salmon. See the quotation.
    • n kipper The male salmon when spent after the spawning season.
    • n kipper A salmon detained in fresh water.
    • n kipper A kippered herring; a herring for kippering.
    • kipper To prepare or cure, as salmon, herring, etc., by cleansing them well, giving them several dry rubbings of pepper and salt, and then drying them, either in the open air or artificially, by means of the smoke of peat or juniper-berries.
    • kipper Sprightly; gay; light-footed.
    • n kipper A young man who has been initiated and is classed with the men of his tribe. See bora.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kipper kip′ėr a male salmon after the spawning season: a salmon split open, seasoned, and dried
    • v.t Kipper to cure or preserve, as a salmon or haddock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. kippen, to hatch, snatch, seize. Cf. Kipe


In literature:

Look at Kippers wot cime 'ome fer orspital treatment arfter Verdoon.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Who can tell the age of a kipper?...
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
A northern term for a female fish, as kipper is for the male.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Book me for two eggs and a kipper.
"Punch or the London Charivari, September 9, 1914" by Various
If dar be any odder cep'n de 'kipper, it no like dey am 'trong 'nuff to bully we nohow.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
Let's get a brace o' kippers and make a night of it.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
All the processes of gutting, curing, and kippering go on in grand style.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
As to the kippered herring, he undergoes quite a different treatment.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Sally's eating your kippers!
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 26, 1920" by Various

In poetry:

But loudly, sweetly sang the slippers
In the basket with the kippers;
And loud and sweet the answering thrills
From her lone heart on the hills.
"Miss Thompson Goes Shopping" by Martin Armstrong
Now I¹ll tell you a tale of the 'Leaky Liz'
And her fiery-whiskered skipper
Famous for weathering storms at sea
And a fondness for jam on his kipper.
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor
There's several things I'd like to 'ave which 'ere I never see,
I'd like some chipped potatoes an' a kipper to my tea;
But most of all I'd like to feel the stones beneath my feet.
Of the road that takes me 'ome to 'Enry Street.
"The Convalescent" by Cicely Fox Smith
Then on she went, as one half blind,
For things were stirring in her mind;
Then turned about with fixed intent
And, heading for the bootshop, went
And Falls. Straight in and bought the scarlet slippers
And popped them in beside the kippers.
"Miss Thompson Goes Shopping" by Martin Armstrong

In news:

"NO COLORS" Author Bobby Kipper .
Kippered Salmon Burrito & Bagel and Lox Sandwich.
Kippered Salmon Burrito & Bagel and Lox Sandwich.
Proud to be one half of the Kipper Kids, Guerneville actor Brian Routh poses with one of his fruity buddies.
Gourmet Night, Waldorf Salad and The Kipper and the Corpse 90 minutes.
And after all, as Hugh Thompson recounts in his entertaining Andean travelogue, "The White Rock," Hiram Bingham himself insisted that goodies like strawberry jam, sweet chocolate, bacon, sausage and kippers be served on his expeditions.
Owner Kipper Gray opened a second location a few months ago.
Irvin " Kip " Kipper, wife Gertrude, granddaughter Lily and son Don.
The blood pudding is congealing, the cream is clotting, and the kippers are pickling.
A fresh pile of sliced Nova Scotia lox (not that cheap, salty stuff) is served with all the traditional Jewish fare: kippered salmon , cream cheese, red onion and tomato atop a bagel (get it toasted) speared with an olive.
Sydney Crayton and her dad often accompanied Kipper to his Hospice "Circle of Love" program visits.
She describes Kipper as her very best friend.
A fresh pile of sliced Nova Scotia lox (not that cheap, salty stuff) is served with all the traditional Jewish fare: kippered salmon, cream cheese, red onion and tomato atop a bagel (get it toasted) speared with an olive.
Karin Kipper, Hoa Trang Dang, and Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania.