Definitions

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  • noun Same as kelpie.

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  • noun slang, dated A Falkland Islander, native to the Falkland Islands.

Etymologies

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So-named because the islands are surrounded by much kelp.

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  • Falkland Islanders have at times been nicknamed kelpers" in reference to the collecting of seaweed for use as fertilizer.

    October 1, 2009

  • Then there were of course mother's little kelpers who collected seaweed for use as a tranquiliser.

    October 2, 2009