how to pronounce skipper


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the above transcription of skipper is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

skipper is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of skipper in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… right here we got the pond skipper yes …”

meanings of skipper


  1. A coach, director, or other leader.
  2. Agent noun of skip: one who skips.
  3. The master of a ship.
  4. A barn or shed in which to shelter for the night.
  5. The cheese maggot, the larva of a cheese fly (family Piophilidae), which leaps to escape predators.
  6. Any of several marine fishes that often leap above water, especially Cololabis saira, the Pacific saury.
  7. A young, thoughtless person.
  8. A person who skips, or fails to attend class.
  9. The captain of a sports team such as football, cricket, rugby or curling.
  10. Any of various butterflies of the families Hesperiidae and its subfamily Megathyminae, having a hairy mothlike body, hooked tips on the antennae, and a darting flight pattern.


  1. To take shelter in a barn or shed.
  2. To captain a ship or a sports team.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.

skipper frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word skipper occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics skipper can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that skipper can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

4) transport and travel;

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