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noun [countable] kipper pronunciation in British English /ˈkɪpə(r)/
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  1. 1
    a herring (=type of fish) that has been preserved in salt and smoke
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    2
    an acronym for 'kids in parents' pockets eroding retirement savings'

    House prices are too high for first time buyers and rent is too high unless you share. I know so many "Kippers" who would love to be able to move out of home but even with a full time job can't afford to.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/11/2009
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    a supporter of the UK Independence Party (UKIP)

    The kippers are on the march... try listening to them instead of blindly forcing your own ridiculous opinions on them.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/11/2009

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