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1. often nippers A tool, such as pliers or pincers, used for squeezing or nipping.
2. A pincerlike part, such as the large claw of a crustacean.
3. Chiefly British A small boy.
1. a person or thing that nips
2. (Zoology) the large pincer-like claw of a lobster, crab, or similar crustacean
3. informal a small child
4. Austral a type of small prawn used as bait
1. a person or thing that nips.
2. Usu., nippers. a device for nipping, as pincers or forceps.
3. one of the two large claws of a crustacean.
a. a small boy.
b. Chiefly Brit. a costermonger's assistant.
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|Noun||1.||nipper - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"|
child's body - the body of a human child
bairn - a child: son or daughter
buster - a robust child
changeling - a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder child - a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age; "Mozart was a child prodigy"
kiddy - a young child
orphan - a child who has lost both parents
peanut - a young child who is small for his age
poster child - a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes; "she was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"
silly - a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
sprog - a child
urchin - poor and often mischievous city child
|2.||nipper - a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods|
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
1. (Informal) child, girl, boy, baby, kid (informal), infant, tot, little one, sprog (slang), munchkin (informal, chiefly U.S.), rug rat (slang), littlie (Austral. informal), ankle-biter (Austral. slang) I couldn't have been much more than a nipper when you last saw me.