kipper

n.

  1. A salmon after spawning.
  2. A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh.

v. t.

  1. To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking.

a.

  1. Amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly.