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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