[kip-er] /ˈkɪp ər/
a fish, especially a herring, that has been cured by splitting, salting, drying, and smoking.
this method of curing fish.
a male salmon during or after the spawning season.
verb (used with object)
to cure (herring, salmon, etc.) by splitting, salting, drying and smoking.
(of fish, esp herring) having been cleaned, salted, and smoked
(slang) utterly defeated or outwitted
a fish, esp a herring, that has been cleaned, salted, and smoked
a male salmon during the spawning season
(Austral, archaic, derogatory, slang) an Englishman
(transitive) to cure (a fish, esp a herring) by salting and smoking
a native Australian youth who has completed an initiation rite
(informal) an adult who cannot afford to move away from his or her parents’ home
Old English cypera “male salmon,” perhaps related to coper “reddish-brown metal” (see copper), on resemblance of color. Another theory connects it to kip, name for the sharp, hooked lower jaw of the male salmon in breeding season, from Middle English kippen “to snatch, tug, pull.” The modern word usually refers to kippered herring, from a verb meaning “to cure a fish by cleaning, salting, and spicing it” (early 14c.). The theory is that this originally was done to salmon, hence the name.
[kip-ee] /ˈkɪp i/ noun, plural kippies. Canadian Slang (chiefly the Maritime Provinces) . 1. an attractive young woman.
[kip] /kɪp/ noun 1. the hide of a young or small beast. 2. a bundle or set of such hides. [kip] /kɪp/ noun 1. a unit of weight equal to 1000 (453.6 kilograms). [kip] /kɪp/ noun 1. a paper money and monetary unit of Laos, equal to 100 . Abbreviation: K. [kip] /kɪp/ Chiefly British […]
[kee-poo-kah] /kiˈpu kɑ/ noun 1. (in Hawaii) a tract of land surrounded by recent lava flows.
[keer] /kɪər/ noun 1. an apéritif of white wine or sometimes champagne (Kir Royale) flavored with cassis. /kɜː; kir/ noun 1. a drink made from dry white wine and cassis n. “white wine and crème de cassis,” 1966 (popular in U.S. 1980s), from Canon Felix Kir (1876-1968), mayor of Dijon, who is said to have […]