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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.
There's a little blonde moppet called Lou, a middle daughter named Espn, after the network (OK, that's funny) and a tomboy teen named Larry, for Hilary (Jim clearly wants sons).
Charlotte Church @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (Thursday) HAVING found international fame as a classical singing young moppet with a bowl-cut, the Voice of an Angel has grown up very publicly over the years, falling in and out of both love and night-club doorways on the pages of the tabloids, becoming a mum and reinventing herself as a credible indie star.
Moppet, an 18-year-old tabby, was savaged after a pack of 27 hunting dogs bounded on to her owners' land.
Directed by Greg Berlanti, Life as We Know It stars Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel as battling Atlanta godparents tapped to raise adorable moppet Sophie (played by Clagett triplets Brooke, Brynn and Alexis) after her parents die in a car crash.
As he struggles, he begins to fall for his aloof co-worker Alison (wonkytoothed moppet Kirsten Dunst) while hoping he might cop off (against all the odds) with rising moviestarlet Sophie Maes (rising movie-starlet Megan Fox).