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A young child.

[From obsolete mop, fool, child, from Middle English moppe.]


a less common word for poppet1
[C17: from obsolete mop rag doll; of obscure origin]


(ˈmɒp ɪt)

a young child.
[1900–05; obsolete mop rag doll, baby]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moppet - a little girl (usually one you are fond of)
female child, little girl, girl - a youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"


A young person between birth and puberty:
Informal: kid.
Scots: bairn.
References in classic literature ?
She caught Moppet and Mittens, but she could not find Tom.
While their mother was searching the house, Moppet and Mittens had got into mischief.
But just at that moment somebody knocked at the front door, and Moppet jumped into the flour barrel in a fright
The chimney wants sweeping--Oh, dear me, Cousin Ribby--now Moppet and Mittens are gone
Here's one of your kittens at least," said Ribby, dragging Moppet out of the flour barrel.
Mother, Mother," said Moppet, "there's been an old woman rat in the kitchen, and she's stolen some of the dough
But Moppet had been too much frightened to peep out of the barrel again.
If US movies had their marvelous screen moppet in Shirley Temple, the Filipino film scene fielded Tita Duran, who would remain doted on even as an adult performer.
But the moppet makes a new pal - a demon magnificently voiced by Sir Ian McKellen, who savours every second as he goes from purring ingratiation to satanic savagery.
The illustration for The Story Of Miss Moppet features notes from the author on how it was to be reduced for the title page.
The Duchess has created a wide range of children's characters, including a feisty moppet named Little Red, who made her debut more than ten years ago in the first of a series of illustrated books aimed at 3-5 year-olds.
The rags-to-riches story of the curly, red-headed moppet is a bit more than 80 years old now, but audiences still flock to the plot.