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skipper

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[ skip-er ]
/ ˈskɪp ər /
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noun

the master or captain of a vessel, especially of a small trading or fishing vessel.
a captain or leader, as of a team.

verb (used with object)

to act as skipper of.

RELATED WORDS

captain, coach, master, officer, commander

Nearby words

skip-tooth saw, skipdent, skipjack, skiplane, skippable, skipper, skippering, skippet, skipping, skipping-rope, skipton

Origin of skipper

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1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch schipper, equivalent to schip ship1 + -er -er1

Definition for skipper (2 of 2)

skipper

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[ skip-er ]
/ ˈskɪp ər /

noun

a person or thing that skips.
any of various insects that hop or fly with jerky motions.
any of numerous quick-flying, lepidopterous insects of the family Hesperiidae, closely related to the true butterflies.

Origin of skipper

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1200–50; Middle English: locust. See skip1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for skipper (1 of 2)

skipper

1
/ (ˈskɪpə) /

noun

the captain of any vessel
the captain of an aircraft
a manager or leader, as of a sporting team

verb

to act as skipper (of)

Word Origin for skipper

C14: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper shipper

British Dictionary definitions for skipper (2 of 2)

skipper

2
/ (ˈskɪpə) /

noun

a person or thing that skips
any small butterfly of the family Hesperiidae, having a hairy mothlike body and erratic darting flight
another name for saury
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