nipper


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nip·per

 (nĭp′ər)
n.
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.

nipper

(ˈnɪpə)
n
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

nip•per

(ˈnɪp ər)

n.
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.
4.
a. a small boy.
b. Chiefly Brit. a costermonger's assistant.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nipper - a young person of either sexnipper - 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
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
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"
foster child, foster-child, fosterling - a child who is raised by foster parents
scamp, imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag - one who is playfully mischievous
kiddy - a young child
orphan - a child who has lost both parents
peanut - a young child who is small for his age
picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
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"
kindergartener, kindergartner, preschooler - a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten
silly - a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
sprog - a child
bambino, toddler, yearling, tot - a young child
urchin - poor and often mischievous city child
street child, waif - a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned; "street children beg or steal in order to survive"
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
appendage, extremity, member - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"

nipper

noun
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.
2. pincer, claw Just inside the ragworm's mouth is a sharp, powerful pair of nippers.
Translations

nipper

[ˈnɪpəʳ] N (Brit) → chiquillo/a m/f

nipper

n
(Zool) → Schere f, → Zange f
(Brit inf: = child) → Steppke m (inf)

nipper

[ˈnɪpə] n (Brit) (fam) → bambino/a
References in classic literature ?
A whaleman's nipper is a short firm strip of tendinous stuff cut from the tapering part of Leviathan's tail: it averages an inch in thickness, and for the rest, is about the size of the iron part of a hoe.
events, was my impression of Nipper Nasmyth, after my first term, which was also his last I had never spoken to him, but I had heard him speak with extraordinary force and fervor in the school debates.
Yet of the throng, though two or three looked twice and thrice at Raffles, neither he nor I knew a soul until we had to change at the junction near our journey's end, when, as I say, it was I who recognized Nipper Nasmyth at sight.
And I think the Nipper recalled that name as he ground his heel upon an unresponsive flagstone.
I only know how the temperature of that meeting rose with Nipper Nasmyth.
Raffles returned to Nipper Nasmyth before the staring eyes and startled ears of all.
You might think that in the circumstances he would not have attended the head master's ball with which the evening ended; but that would be sadly to misjudge so perverse a creature as the notorious Nipper.
I knew too many of the things he did," said Nipper Nasmyth.
He was said to be no other than Nipper Nasmyth himself.
Gravely he dismissed the hypothesis of Stevie being a drunken young nipper.
The contents of the boy's pockets naturally made a larger heap, and included marbles, a ball of string, an electric torch, a magnet, a small catapult, and, of course, a large pocketknife, almost to be described as a small tool box, a complex apparatus on which he seemed disposed to linger, pointing out that it included a pair of nippers, a tool for punching holes in wood, and, above all, an instrument for taking stones out of a horse's hoof.
Fancy a surgeon, with his nippers lifting tendons, muscles and such things into view, out of the complex machinery of a corpse, and observing, "Now this little nerve quivers--the vibration is imparted to this muscle--from here it is passed to this fibrous substance; here its ingredients are separated by the chemical action of the blood--one part goes to the heart and thrills it with what is popularly termed emotion, another part follows this nerve to the brain and communicates intelligence of a startling character--the third part glides along this passage and touches the spring connected with the fluid receptacles that lie in the rear of the eye.