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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.
They patted it with their little soft paws --"Shall we make dear little muffins?" said Mittens to Moppet
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.
Moppet and Mittens have grown up into very good rat-catchers.
Stay with your uncle, Moppet? When your husband that'll be so soon, is here fur to take you home?
This new chapter slingshots forward in time to the late 1960s, dovetailing neatly with the prelude to the original Conjuring, which introduced audiences to a wooden moppet with a hand-painted rictus grin.
He's a Filipino ex-pat who has been living in Japan's rustic Fukuoka Prefecture since he was 10 years old, while she's a spunky 21-year-old former screen moppet whose fame is on the wane.