I. noun Etymology: Middle English kypre, from Old English cypera; akin to Old English coper copper Date: before 12th century 1. a male salmon or sea trout during or after the spawning season 2. a kippered herring or salmon II. transitive verb (kippered; kippering) Date: 1773 to cure (split dressed fish) by salting and smoking • kipperer noun

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  • KIPPER — (Heb. כִּפֵּר). Etymology The customary rendering of kipper is to atone for, or expiate but in most cases this is, at best, imprecise. In poetry its parallel synonym is maḥah ( to wipe away ; Jer. 18:23), or hesir ( to remove ; Isa. 27:9, cf. the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kipper — bezeichnet Kippbrücke (Ladefläche), das Kipperfahrzeug Muldenkipper, eine spezielle Bauform davon Kipper (Beruf), einen spezialisierten Arbeiter in einem Steinbruch Küpper (Fluss), einen Nebenfluss der Lausitzer Neiße Kipper (Fisch), geräucherte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kipper — [ kipɶr ] n. m. • 1888; mot angl., d ab. « saumon mâle » en a. angl.; o. i. ♦ Hareng ouvert, fumé et salé. ● kipper nom masculin (anglais kipper) Hareng ouvert, légèrement salé et fumé. ⇒KIPPER, subst. masc. Hareng ouvert, légèrement salé et fumé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kipper — und Wipper. – Eiselein, 376; Braun, I, 1849; Dähnert, 228b. Kipper und Wipper hiessen in der schlimmsten Zeit der Münzwirren im 17. Jahrhundert die Falschmünzer; von dem niederdeutschen Worte kippen, d.h. sowol auf der Goldwage betrügerisch… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Kipper — Kip per, n. [D. kippen to hatch, snatch, seize. Cf. {Kipe}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A salmon after spawning. [1913 Webster] 2. A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kipper — [kip′ər] vt. [< ? KIPPER the n.] to cure (herring, salmon, etc.) by cleaning, salting, and drying or smoking n. [ME kypre < OE cypera < ? coper, copper (from the color)] 1. a male salmon or sea trout during or shortly after the spawning… …   English World dictionary

  • Kipper — Kip per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kippered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kippering}.] To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking. Kippered salmon. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kipper — Kip per, a. Amorous; also, lively; light footed; nimble; gay; sprightly. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kipper — Kipper, s. Keuper …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Kipper — u. Wipper (kippen: beschneiden, wippen: wägen), Betrüger, welche das gute Geld beschneiden; so nannte man früher auch Münzherren, die gutes Geld einschmolzen und schlechtes ausmünzten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • kipper — (n.) O.E. cypera male salmon, perhaps related to coper reddish brown metal (see COPPER (Cf. copper)), on resemblance of color. Another theory connects it to kip, name for the sharp, hooked lower jaw of the male salmon in breeding season, from M.E …   Etymology dictionary

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