Skipper

Skipper m
English: originally a nickname from the vocabulary word skipper boss (originally a ship's captain, from Middle Dutch schipper), or else representing an agent derivative of skip to leap, bound (probably of Scandinavian origin). It is now sometimes used as an independent given name, especially in America.
Short forms: Skip, Skipp.

First names dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:
(of a small vessel), / (Scomberesox saurus) /


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  • skipper — [ skipɶr ] n. m. • 1773; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Mar. 1 ♦ Capitaine d un yacht de course croisière. Un « yacht grand standing avec skipper à casquette et veste à deux rangées de boutons » (Paris Match, 1973). 2 ♦ Barreur d un voilier participant à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • skipper — skipper1 [skip′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that skips 2. SAURY 3. any of a family (Hesperiidae) of mostly small, heavy bodied butterflies, having threadlike antennae usually ending in a hook, and characterized by short, erratic bursts of flight 4 …   English World dictionary

  • Skipper — Skip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, skips. [1913 Webster] 2. A young, thoughtless person. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) The saury ({Scomberesox saurus}). [1913 Webster] 4. The cheese maggot. See {Cheese fly}, under {Cheese}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skipper — Skip per, n. [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. [1913 Webster] 2. A ship boy. [Obs.] Congreve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skipper — / skipə/, it. / skip:er/ s. ingl. [dal medio oland. schipper ], usato in ital. al masch. (marin.) [chi conduce un imbarcazione, spec. a vela] ▶◀ navigatore. ‖ capitano, (lett.) nocchiero, (non com.) pilota …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Skipper — Sm Schipper …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • skipper — captain or master of a ship, late 14c., from M.Du. scipper, from scip (see SHIP (Cf. ship)). Transferred sense of captain of a sporting team is from 1830 …   Etymology dictionary

  • skipper — |squípar| s. 2 g. [Náutica] Capitão de uma embarcação. = ARRAIS, MESTRE, PATRÃO   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa, do neerlandês scipper, de scip, barco …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • skipper — informal ► NOUN 1) the captain of a ship, boat, or aircraft. 2) the captain of a side in a game or sport. ► VERB ▪ act as captain of. ORIGIN Dutch, Low German schipper, from schip ship …   English terms dictionary

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