moppet

noun
mop·​pet | \ ˈmä-pət How to pronounce moppet (audio) \

Definition of moppet

1 archaic : baby, darling
2 : child

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Examples of moppet in a Sentence

a host of adorable moppets were hired for the ad campaign
Recent Examples on the Web Bonnie has an 11-year-old son, Charlie (Evan Whitten), who’s a metal-head moppet, scornful of his mother. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 5 Sep. 2021 No need to worry if little blond moppet Cindel Towani (Aubree Miller) will make it off Endor. Ew Staff, EW.com, 4 May 2021 Yet some boys couldn’t help but get flustered, kicking at the dirt, slapping their gloves against their thighs — because who’s expecting to be taunted by a moppet in an over-large helmet? Adam Kuhlmann, Longreads, 15 Apr. 2020 In fact, the best elements are intrinsically related to the little green moppet. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2019 With Andrea McArdle replacing Kristen Vigard as the red-haired moppet Annie and Dorothy Loudon added as Miss Hannigan, the production went on to open in New York in April 1977 with a bang. Mark Kennedy, azcentral, 8 July 2019 Jane and Michael Banks, played with tender sincerity and maximum adorableness by the moppet actors Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber in 1964, are now played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw. Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2018 With Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne and Milly Shapiro as the requisite creepy moppet. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, 4 May 2018 With actress Andrea McArdle replacing Kristen Vigard as the red-haired moppet Annie and Dorothy Loudon added as Miss Hannigan, the production went on to open in New York in April 1977 with a bang. Mark Kennedy, chicagotribune.com, 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of moppet

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for moppet

obsolete English mop fool, child

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“Moppet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moppet. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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moppet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of moppet

: a young person : child

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