shipper

1
[ship-er]
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Origin of shipper

1
before 1100; 1745–55 for current sense; late Old English scipere sailor (not recorded in ME); see ship1, -er1
Related formsnon·ship·per, noun

shipper

2
[ship-er]
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.

Origin of shipper

2
First recorded in 1995–2000; shortening of earlier relationshipper (in the same sense)
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Related Words for shipper

merchant, transporter, carrier, exporter, consigner

Examples from the Web for shipper

Historical Examples of shipper

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

  • 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

shipper

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