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gipper (plural gippers)
- (obsolete except dialectal) One who gips (i.e., cleans fish in preparation for curing).
- 1641, Simon Smith, chapter IV, in The Herring-Buſſe Trade, page 9:
- One man takes the Herrings out of the VVell with the Ladner, and fils the Gippers baskets. // 9 Gippers which cut their throats, and takes out the Guts, and fling the ful Herring into one Basket, and the ſhotten Herring into another.
one who gips
- ‘Gi·pper’ s.v. “Gip, v.” on page 173/1 of § 2 (G) of volume IV (F and G, ed. Henry Bradley, 1901) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (1st ed.)