Definitions for: Nipper


[n] a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
[n] a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty); "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"



Webster (1913) Definition: Nip"per, n.
1. One who, or that which, nips.

2. A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.

3. A satirist. [Obs.] --Ascham.

4. A pickpocket; a young or petty thief. [Old Cant]

5. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The cunner.
(b) A European crab (Polybius Henslowii).

Synonyms: chela, child, claw, fry, kid, minor, nestling, pincer, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

See Also: appendage, bairn, bambino, buster, changeling, child's body, crustacean, extremity, foster-child, imp, juvenile, juvenile person, kiddy, member, monkey, orphan, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, preschooler, pupil, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, schoolchild, silly, sprog, toddler, tot, urchin, waif, yearling

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