nibby

noun
nib·​by | \ ˈnibē, -bi \
plural -es

Definition of nibby

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scottish
: a hooked staff such as is used by a shepherd

nibby

adjective
\ " \
-er/-est

Definition of nibby (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal

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History and Etymology for nibby

Noun

nib entry 1 + -y

Adjective

nib entry 1 + -y

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“Nibby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nibby. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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