Definition of Nipper

1. Noun. A young person of either sex. "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"




2. Noun. A grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods.
Exact synonyms: Chela, Claw, Pincer
Group relationships: Crustacean
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Extremity, Member
Derivative terms: Claw, Nip

Definition of Nipper

1. n. One who, or that which, nips.

Definition of Nipper

1. Noun. One who, or that which, nips. ¹

2. Noun. (context: usually plural) Any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A child. ¹

4. Noun. (AU) A child aged 5 - 13 in the Australian surf life-saving clubs. ¹

5. Noun. (Canada slang Newfoundland) A mosquito. ¹

6. Noun. One of four foreteeth in a horse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nipper

1. one that nips [n -S] - See also: nips

Medical Definition of Nipper

1. 1. One who, or that which, nips. 2. A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number. 3. A satirist. 4. A pickpocket; a young or petty thief. 5. The cunner. A European crab (Polybius Henslowii). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nipper

niocalite
niopo
nip
nip and tuck
nip in the bud
nip off
nip point
nip points
nipa
nipa palm
nipas
nipecotic
nipecotic acid
niperotidine
nipped
nipper (current term)
nippered
nippering
nipperkin
nippers
nippier
nippiest
nippily
nippiness
nippinesses
nipping
nippingly
nippit
nippitate
nippitato

Literary usage of Nipper

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1. Dombey and Son. by Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne (1848)
"I have seen," said Susan nipper, " Miss Floy strive and strive when nothing but a ... I can not bear to hear it," said Susan nipper, wiping her black eyes, ..."

2. Transactions of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association (1902)
"the gauge the nipper cannot be made to touch the needles, no matter how far it ... The bottom nipper plate is fastened to a transverse bridge piece on the ..."

3. Musa Pedestris: Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes (1536-1896) by John Stephen Farmer (1896)
"I'm just about the proudest man that walks, child I've got a little nipper, when 'e talks shillings; pound I'M lay yer forty shiners to a quid You'll take ..."

4. "Over There" with the Australians by R. Hugh Knyvett (1918)
"CHAPTER XI "nipper" ON the sheep and cattle station of Wyaga in ... Again about midnight he was roused, this time by the whining of the sheep-dog "nipper. ..."

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