Definition of Kelper in English:

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Kelper

Pronunciation: /ˈkelpər/

noun

informal
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
More example sentences
  • Kelpers receive random telephone calls from the mainland in the night.
  • But if there is an oil bonanza, will Kelpers simply sit back and watch the money roll in, as their old way of life disintegrates?
  • He headed the Falklands Islands Association and the UK Falklands Islands Committee, agitating on behalf of his Kelpers until 1988.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: Kel·per

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