- skipperskipper1 [skip′ər]n.1. a person or thing that skips2. SAURY3. any of a family (Hesperiidae) of mostly small, heavy-bodied butterflies, having threadlike antennae usually ending in a hook, and characterized by short, erratic bursts of flight4. any skipping insectskipper2 [skip′ər]n.[ME < MDu schipper < schip, a SHIP]1. the captain of a ship, esp. of a small ship or boat2. any leader, director, or captainvt.to act as skipper of
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.