skip·per 1 (skĭp′ər) n. 1. Nautical The master of a ship. 2. A coach, director, or other leader. tr.v. skip·pered, skip·per·ing, skip·pers To act as the skipper of. [Middle English, from Middle Dutch, from scip, ship.] skip·per 2 (skĭp′ər) n. 1. One that skips. 2. Any of numerous butterflies of the families Hesperiidae and Megathymidae.
The Skipper was a weekly story paper published by DC Thomson from to , eventually succumbing to wartime paper shortages after notching up a total of issues during its life. It contained both humour and adventure material.
occupational name for the master of a ship, Middle English skipper (from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper). from an agent derivative of Middle English skip(en) ‘to jump or spring’ (apparently of Scandinavian origin), hence an occupational name for an acrobat or professional tumbler, or nickname for a high-spirited person. occupational name for a basket-maker, from an agent derivative of Middle .