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Etymology 1[edit]



  1. (nautical) motor ship – a ship propelled by an internal combustion engine, such as a diesel engine, in contrast to sailing ships and steamships
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Etymology 2[edit]

Initialism from the names Mulder and Scully.

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  1. (fandom slang) The ship of characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully from the television series The X-Files.
    • 1997 December 2, Gertie "the Bimbo" Beth, “PMP Fantasy (see the ep for what it really is...)”, in alt.tv.x-files, Usenet[1]:
      I am a M/S 'Shipper from my brown roots to my red toenails, but PMP was in NO WAY "Shippey."
    • 1998 June 22, StarGzrCMC, “Re: NEW: Heaven Is Here (movie fic) 01/01”, in alt.tv.x-files.creative, Usenet[2]:
      Does this mean that I'm going to be getting spoiled on M/S fic from you as well now?  :-D
    • 2001 December 8, Jewlz!, “Re: XF Controversies”, in alt.tv.x-files, Usenet[3]:
      Ok, being a M/S shipper is kinda hard now without Mulder around.