kipper

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Kippered "split" herring.

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kipper (plural kippers)

  1. A split, salted and smoked herring.
  2. A salmon after spawning.
  3. (military, RAF World War II code name) A patrol to protect fishing boats in the Irish and North Seas against attack from the air.
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Verb[edit]

kipper (third-person singular simple present kippers, present participle kippering, simple past and past participle kippered)

  1. (cooking) To prepare a herring or similar fish in that fashion.
    • Charles Dickens
      There was kippered salmon, and Finnan haddocks, and a lamb's head, and a haggis []

Adjective[edit]

kipper (comparative more kipper, superlative most kipper)

  1. (UK, dialect) amorous
  2. (UK, dialect) lively; light-footed; nimble
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)