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  1. a person who ships goods or makes shipments.
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Origin of shipper1

before 1100; 1745–55 for current sense; late Old English scipere sailor (not recorded in ME); see ship1, -er1
Related formsnon·ship·per, noun


noun Slang.
  1. a person who discusses, writes about, or takes an interest in a romantic relationship between fictional characters, whether or not the romance actually exists in the original book, show, etc.: Harry Potter/Hermione Granger shippers.
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Origin of shipper2

First recorded in 1995–2000; shortening of earlier relationshipper (in the same sense)
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Examples from the Web for shipper

Historical Examples

  • The Memphis shipper gets his check for $4,840, and is out of the transaction.

    Elements of Foreign Exchange

    Franklin Escher

  • From a successful trawler he had become a successful fish-packer and shipper.

    The Harbor of Doubt

    Frank Williams

  • Very likely the shipper would say to the agent: "This is expensive; I wish you to take it as it is."

  • The shipper must be the loser unless he can show that it was caused by the negligence of the carrier.

  • You would have to rely wholly on the honesty of the shipper.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

British Dictionary definitions for shipper


  1. a person or company in the business of shipping freight
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