Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of kipper.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • But others, who have been dubbed kippers - "kids in parents 'pockets" - are, say the demographers, staying through choice.

    The Guardian World News

  • "adult-kids" said they couldn't afford to buy or rent their own home, others were choosing to become "kippers" - kids in parents 'pockets.

    Rezo.net

  • In 2003 a report from the British Prudential financial-services group awarded the 6.8 million British in this category the mocking name of "kippers" — "kids in parents 'pockets eroding retirement savings."

    The Coming Death Shortage

  • But alas, in spite of all this, when I had read that speech I thought with a heavy heart that there was one more thing that I had to add to the list of the specially English things, such as kippers and cricket; I had to add the specially English kind of humbug.

    Tremendous Trifles

  • It's a couple in their early 20s and I show them around and tell them that my neighbours are lovely even though every Sunday they stink the communal hallway out with the smell of kippers.

    Diary of a landlord: open day viewings

  • Oranges, smoked kippers, tea, acai juice, and bird in the nest (which she calls Egyptian Eyeball, for reasons that will be obvious to the casual observer) in cranberry-almond bread, with harissa.

    by god there is no excuse for may

  • This often banded about phrase of belittlement, where someone states the truth is “suspected” or accused of wearing a tin foil hat, and/or “talking to light switches”, or even “kippers in the fridge” … ..

    Welcome ‘Times’ Readers « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • I have always wanted to make this with flaked, cooked kippers or possibly with mussels, steamed and pulled from their shells.

    Nigel Slater's classic Omelette Arnold Bennett

  • If I have the kippers now then it's quiche for tea.

    'The Last Werewolf'

  • The smoked kippers no doubt were left over from some Wodehouse novel I read back when I was young and impressionable, as was my first brie.

    Archive 2009-08-01

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • “"adult-kids" said they couldn't afford to buy or rent their own home, others were choosing to become "kippers" - kids in parents 'pockets.”

    July 6, 2011