Adjective "kipper" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A kippered fish, especially a herring.
  1. 'What began as a trestle table selling kippers became a smart, but never off-putting, restaurant offering the best seafood in the world, notably locally nurtured mussels and oysters.'
  2. 'Parsley sauce isn't right with the kippers so I make a dill mayonnaise instead, or sometimes serve them with just a squeeze of lemon and a generous helping of greens.'
  3. 'I actually think the offer of a kipper was just a bluff, and doubt that the ‘chef’ in those guest houses would've been able to scramble an egg.'
  4. '‘This smells worse than a pair of over ripe kippers,’ he said.'
  5. 'One morning, you wake up and you want kippers; the next, you want fish pie.'
  6. 'For example, the Queen reportedly loved kippers, smoked haddock and Irish stew.'
  7. 'Steamed fish or bony kippers don't feature much in today's childhood diets.'
  8. 'Oily fish such as herring, kippers, mackerel, pilchards, salmon, sardines and trout, contain oils that can lessen the risk of thrombosis.'
  9. 'We have a fantastic tradition of smoking fish in this country, and kippers are arguably one of our finest creations.'
  10. 'Smoked fish is now eaten all year round - but juicy kippers, smoked Finnan haddock or delicious Arbroath smokies are still especially tempting round about now.'
A male salmon in the spawning season.
  1. 'Just as the kipper salmon are bred upriver but must swim to the sea before they can truly be called salmon, so the sins breed in the ear, the eye, and other parts of the body, but only become mortal sins when they reach the heart.'


Cure (a herring or other fish) by splitting it open and salting and drying it in the open air or in smoke.
  1. 'They held a huge celebration on the beach, where 15 men were waiting to butcher the animal, its meat later kippered and stewed.'
  2. 'Whether it's smoked, pickled or kippered, herring packs more creatine than any other creature on the planet.'


An Aboriginal youth who has been initiated into manhood.

    More definitions

    1. a fish, especially a herring, that has been cured by splitting, salting, drying, and smoking.

    2. this method of curing fish.

    3. a male salmon during or after the spawning season. verb (used with object)

    4. to cure (herring, salmon, etc.) by splitting, salting, drying and smoking.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "pates can be kipper."


    (kipper)From Dharuk gibara, from giba ‘a stone’ (because of its use in the ceremonial extraction of teeth).