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nipple

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noun nip·ple \ˈni-pəl\

Simple Definition of nipple

  • : either one of the two small, round parts on a person's chest that are darker in color than the area around them

  • : a rubber or plastic device that is attached to a bottle and that has a small opening from which a baby can suck milk

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nipple

  1. 1 :  the protuberance of a mammary gland upon which in the female the lactiferous ducts open and from which milk is drawn

  2. 2 a :  an artificial teat through which a bottle-fed infant nurses b :  a device with an orifice through which the discharge of a liquid can be regulated

  3. 3 a :  a protuberance resembling or suggesting the nipple of a breast b :  a small projection through which oil or grease is injected into machinery

  4. 4 :  a pipe coupling consisting of a short piece of threaded tubing

nippled play \-pəld\ adjective

Origin of nipple

earlier neble, nible, probably diminutive of neb, nib


First Known Use: circa 1530

Rhymes with nipple


NIPPLE Defined for Kids

nipple

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noun nip·ple \ˈni-pəl\

Definition of nipple for Students

  1. 1 :  the part of the breast or chest from which a baby or young animal sucks milk

  2. 2 :  something (as the mouthpiece of a baby's bottle) like a nipple




Medical Dictionary

nipple

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noun nip·ple \ˈnip-əl\

Medical Definition of nipple

  1. 1:  the protuberance of a mammary gland upon which in the female the lactiferous ducts open and from which milk is drawn

  2. 2a:  an artificial teat through which a bottle-fed infant nursesb:  a device with an orifice through which the discharge of a liquid can be regulated





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