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mop·pet

 (mŏp′ĭt)
n.
A young child.

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

moppet

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

mop•pet

(ˈmɒp ɪt)

n.
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"

moppet

noun
A young person between birth and puberty:
Informal: kid.
Scots: bairn.
Translations
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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.
The cherubic moppets rejoiced: "She always has a smile, she never hurries us along.
Sophia is given joyous support by Team Waldorf as the rest of the motherless moppets, and the audience collectively melted at the appearance of Sandy (Amber - a two year labradoodle-to-watch who has already understudied Spot in Shakespeare in Love).
the largest scream-processing factory in Monstropolis, they scare countless unsuspecting moppets by leaping out of wardrobes.
the largest screamprocessing factory in Monstropolis, the fun-loving double-act scare countless unsuspecting moppets by leaping out of wardrobes.
We Scare Because We Care"), the largest scream-processing factory in Monstropolis, the fun-loving double-act scare countless unsuspecting moppets by leaping out of wardrobes.