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The term "shipper" comes from supporting a ship. To ship something means a person wants two characters to get together and/or shows support for two characters already together. The term "ship" came from the X-Files fandom, when fanfics were written about Mulder and Scully. The fans then called themselves shippers. It quickly spread and is now the title a person gives themself if they believe two charcters should or will be together (The characters can be from anything: Books, Movies, Television, Video Games, and even Actors/Actresses). It is not limited to the couple actually happening, a person can ship something just because they enjoy the possibility of them getting together or even just because they think they would look good together.
I am a Harry/Hermione shipper in the Harry Potter fandom.
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A slang word derived from 'relationships' that generally means people who support certain relationships in fanfiction. It is a common joke to say that you "sail" on a certain ship. Most commonly identified with the Harry Potter fandom.
Ron/Hermione shippers usually sail on the "good ship" whilst Harry/Draco shippers go on the "guns and handcuffs".
by Big Mama G December 21, 2004
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relationshipper; One who believes there is, was, should, and could be a relationship between 2 characters in a certain fandom.
Daria: Daria+Trent and/or Daria+Tom
Harry Potter: Draco+Harry *dude, I'm not kidding*
SpongeBob: SpongeBob+Patrick *still not kidding*
Friends= Rachel+Ross
Star Trek= Kirk+Spock *you know...*
by Gwen Stefani Grrl September 22, 2003
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a person who supports a relationship between two people, real or fictional.
by nationalanthem February 26, 2013
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A fan devoted to a paticular couple/pairing in a fandom. Usually fanatical.
Harry Potter: Hermione x Ron
LOTR: Legolas x Aragorn
Smallville: Chloe x Lana
by Sita Snape May 02, 2003
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Fanfics revolving around a certain relationship.
There's a lot of Ron/Hermione shippers out now.
by Bunny of Doom September 08, 2004
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