skipper

[ skip-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF skipper

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SKIPPER

"Your story is quite to the point, Skipper," said the Doctor.

In the dory the skipper, bending at his oars, was not two yards astern.

As I mounted, our wagonmaster rode by me, busy as a skipper in a storm.

Old Captain Hopkin's was master, and our present skipper was mate.

She has also a skipper, who is something of a character in his way.

Mr. Milne pooh-poohs my fears, and says it is only the "skipper's little way."

Hannah don't like that; 'cordin' to her notion Kenelm hadn't ought to have any skipper but her.

The skipper's arms were around his waist and the skipper's thin legs twisted about his own.

You've got a skipper aboard the Fair Harbor already, 87 haven't you?

Me and the skipper had some words and I told him where he could go.

WORD ORIGIN

"captain or master of a ship," late 14c., from Middle Dutch scipper, from scip (see ship (n.)). Cf. English shipper, used from late 15c. to 17c. in sense "skipper." Transferred sense of "captain of a sporting team" is from 1830.

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