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Definition of "kipper" []

  • A male salmon or seatrout during or shortly after the spawning season. (noun)
  • A herring or salmon that has been split, salted, and smoked. (noun)
  • To prepare (fish) by splitting, salting, and smoking. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kipper" in a sentence
  • "A kipper is a whole herring that has been split from tail to head, gutted, salted, and cold smoked."
  • "Winter; but being stopt that course, or lost; grow sick in fresh waters, and by degrees unseasonable, and kipper, that is, to have a bony gristle, to grow (not unlike a Hauks beak) on one of his chaps, which hinders him from feeding, and then he pines and dies."
  • "Only the first-years without older siblings were wearing our ties in this "kipper" style, which immediately marked us out as targets for ridicule."