Definition of Kelper in English:


Syllabification: Kel·per
Pronunciation: /ˈkelpər


A native or inhabitant of the Falkland Islands: like many of the 3,000 other Kelpers, he is a descendant of 19th-century British immigrants
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  • Seven generations of Kelpers have made their homes on the remote, wind-swept islands.
  • Secure in their home, the islanders, known as Kelpers, are getting on with making money.
  • He headed the Falklands Islands Association and the UK Falklands Islands Committee, agitating on behalf of his Kelpers until 1988.


1960s: from kelp + -er1 (from the abundance of kelp found on the shores of the islands).

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