: any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping —usually used in plural
a chiefly British : a boy employed as a helper (as of a carter or hawker)
b : child; especially : a small boy
Examples of NIPPER
- She used the nippers to prune the bush.
- when I was just a nipper
First Known Use of NIPPER
Related to NIPPER
- boychick (or boychik), boyo [Irish], callant [chiefly Scottish], lad, laddie, boy, shaveling, shaver, sonny, stripling, tad, youth
Rhymes with NIPPER
nip·per noun \ˈnip-ər\ (Medical Dictionary)
: any of various devices (as pincers) for gripping, breaking, or cutting (as nails or cuticle)—usually used in plural
: an incisor of a horse; especially : one of the middle four incisors—compare corner tooth, divider
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