kipe

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English kipe, kype, from Old English cȳpe, cȳpa (basket), akin to Middle Low German kīpe ("basket"; > German Low German Kiep, Kiepke (basket), German Kiepe), Norwegian kaup (wooden box; crate).

Noun[edit]

kipe (plural kipes)

A salmon with the beginnings of a kipe as it enters fresh water.
  1. An osier basket used for catching fish.
  2. Upturned lower jaw of a male salmon at the end of its life as it returns to fresh water to spawn.

Verb[edit]

kipe (third-person singular simple present kipes, present participle kiping, simple past and past participle kiped)

  1. (slang) to steal

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