Kipper vs Dipper - What's the difference?

kipper | dipper |

As nouns the difference between kipper and dipper

is that kipper is a split, salted and smoked herring while dipper is (canada|politics|informal) a member or supporter of the canadian new democratic party.

As a verb kipper

is (cooking) to prepare a herring or similar fish in that fashion.

As an adjective kipper

is (uk|dialect) amorous.

As a proper noun dipper is

(astronomy) a chinese constellation located near sagittarius, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger black turtle.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia kipper)


(en noun)
  • A split, salted and smoked herring.
  • A salmon after spawning.
  • (military, RAF World War II code name) A patrol to protect fishing boats in the Irish and North Seas against attack from the air.
  • Derived terms

    * kipper tie


  • (cooking) To prepare a herring or similar fish in that fashion.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • There was kippered salmon, and Finnan haddocks, and a lamb's head, and a haggis


    (en adjective)
  • (UK, dialect) amorous
  • (UK, dialect) lively; light-footed; nimble
  • (Halliwell)
    English transitive verbs



    (wikipedia dipper)


    (en noun)
  • Any of various small passerine birds of the genus Cinclus that live near fast-flowing streams and feed along the bottom.
  • A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, for dipping out liquids.
  • (slang) pickpocket
  • Hyponyms

    * (Cinclus)

    Derived terms

    ;birds of the genus Cinclus * * * * * ;cup-shaped vessel with a handle * Big Dipper * Little Dipper