Webster's Writer's Dictionary


Kip"per [D. kippen to hatch, snatch, seize. Cf. Kipe.]

1. (Zoöl.)

A salmon after spawning.

2. A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh. [Scot.] Kipper time, the season in which fishing for salmon is forbidden. [Eng. & Scot.]


Kip"per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kippered; p. pr. & vb. n. Kippering.]Defn: To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking. "Kippered salmon." Dickens.



Amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.