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skipper, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more Unknown; perhaps related to English jumper.
Especially in township English: a long-sleeved sweatshirt or tee-shirt, usually of cotton-knit fabric.
1971 Post 26 JunePlain nylon doeks...Men’s knitted skippers, long sleeves, three buttons in front.
1990 O. Musi in Drum May 26My neighbour’s little boy pestered his dad for a ‘Viva’ T-shirt. This long-suffering man pointed out to his son that he had been sharing his Cosatu skipper with him.., but the kid..did not want to wear it any longer as it was not, as he put it, ‘skipa sa Mandela’.
a long-sleeved sweatshirt or tee-shirt, usually of cotton-knit fabric.

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