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v. nib·bled, nib·bling, nib·bles
1. To bite at gently and repeatedly.
2. To eat with small, quick bites or in small morsels: nibble a cracker.
3. To wear away or diminish bit by bit: "If you start compromising too early ... they nibble you to death" (People).
To take small or hesitant bites: fish nibbling at the bait.
1. A very small quantity, especially of food; a morsel.
2. The act or an instance of nibbling.

[Middle English nebyllen; akin to Low German nibbelen.]

nib′bler n.


1. a person, animal, or thing that nibbles
2. (General Engineering) engineering a tool that cuts sheet material by a series of small rapidly reciprocating cuts
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Noun1.nibbler - a biter who takes dainty repeated bites
biter - someone who bites
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