Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has the gift of serendipity, or who finds things unsought, by mere ‘dipping.’
This word comes from 'serendipity,' the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. 'Serendipity' is named for the characters in the Persian fairy tale 'The Three Princes of Serendip.'
“The writer of the criticism is further to be congratulated on the coinage of the word 'serendipper,' which should be welcomed to our language and allowed the same rhetorical rank accorded to its verbal ancestor of Walpole extraction.”