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Attested since 1908. From skeppare ("skipper") and krans ("wreath").[1] This type of beard has been closely associated with older skippers and rural boat owners, hence the association to skippers.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɧɛpːarˌkrans/


skepparkrans c

  1. A beard running along the jaw line and up to the ears, usually connected with sideburns, a chinstrap beard.
    • 1998, Mårten Blomqvist, Dagens Nyheter, review of The Big Lebowski[2]
      "Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) är en nerrökt hippie, Walter (John Goodman) vietnamveteran, en bjässe med vapenväst, skepparkrans, stora gultonade glasögon, och ständig beredskap för närstrid.
      "[The] Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is a pothead hippie, Walter (John Goodman) a Vietnam veteran, a giant with a combat vest, [skepparkrans], big yellow-tinted glasses and a constant readiness for close combat.


Declension of skepparkrans 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skepparkrans skepparkransen skepparkransar skepparkransarna
Genitive skepparkrans skepparkransens skepparkransars skepparkransarnas