Definition of kipper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɪpə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪpər//
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a herring (= a type of fish) that has been preserved using salt, then smoked Word OriginOld English cypera (originally referring to a male salmon), of Germanic origin; related to Old Saxon kupiro, perhaps also to copper.
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