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Webster 1913 Edition


Skipper

Skip′per

,
Noun.
1.
One who, or that which, skips.
2.
A young, thoughtless person.
Shak.
3.
(Zool.)
The saury (
Scomberesox saurus
).
4.
The cheese maggot. See
Cheese fly
, under
Cheese
.
5.
(Zool.)
Any one of numerous species of small butterflies of the family
Hesperiadae
; – so called from their peculiar short, jerking flight.

Skip′per

,
Noun.
[D.
schipper
. See
Shipper
, and
Ship
.]
1.
(Naut.)
The master of a fishing or small trading vessel; hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel.
2.
A ship boy.
[Obs.]
Congreve.

Webster 1828 Edition


Skipper

SKIP'PER

,
Noun.
1.
The master of a small trading vessel.
2.
(from skip.) A dancer.
3.
A youngling; a young thoughtless person.
4.
The hornfish, so called.
5.
The cheese maggot.

Definition 2021


skipper

skipper

English

Noun

skipper (plural skippers)

  1. (nautical) The master of a ship.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 10, in The Celebrity:
      The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet and employer, and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year's sea pay of an ensign in the navy.
  2. A coach, director, or other leader.
  3. (sports) The captain of a sports team such as football, cricket, rugby or curling.
    • 2010 December 29, Sam Sheringham, Liverpool 0-1 Wolverhampton”, in BBC:
      But even the return of skipper Steven Gerrard from a six-week injury layoff could not inspire Liverpool
Synonyms
Translations

Verb

skipper (third-person singular simple present skippers, present participle skippering, simple past and past participle skippered)

  1. (transitive) To captain a ship.

Etymology 2

See skip (verb).

Noun

skipper (plural skippers)

  1. Agent noun of skip: one who skips.
  2. A person who skips, or fails to attend class.
  3. Any of various butterflies of the families Hesperiidae and its subfamily Megathyminae, having a hairy mothlike body, hooked tips on the antennae, and a darting flight pattern.
  4. Any of several marine fishes that often leap above water, especially Cololabis saira, the Pacific saury.
  5. (obsolete) A young, thoughtless person.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  6. The cheese maggot, the larva of a cheese fly, in Piophilidae, which leap to escape predators.

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French

Etymology

Borrowing from English skipper.

Noun

skipper m (plural skippers)

  1. skipper

Verb

skipper

  1. to skipper

Conjugation


Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English skipper.

Noun

skipper m (invariable)

  1. (nautical) skipper (person in charge of a vessel)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Middle Low German schipper

Noun

skipper m (definite singular skipperen, indefinite plural skippere, definite plural skipperne)

  1. (nautical) a skipper

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Middle Low German schipper

Noun

skipper m (definite singular skipperen, indefinite plural skipperar, definite plural skipperane)

  1. (nautical) a skipper

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