Examples of nipper in a Sentence
She used the nippers to prune the bush.
when I was just a nipper
Recent Examples of nipper from the Web
Unknown nipper: Cedar Lane SE, 200 block, 3:52 p.m. April 15.
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First Known Use of nipper
Synonymsboychick (or boychik), boyo [Irish], callant [chiefly Scottish], lad, laddie, boy, shaveling, shaver, sonny, stripling, tad, youth
Related Wordsadolescent, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, minor, moppet, teenager, tween, youngling, youngster; brat, gamin, guttersnipe, hobbledehoy, imp, squirt, urchin, whippersnapper; schoolboy; toddler, tot, tyke (also tike); mama's boy, mollycoddle
NIPPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nipper for English Language Learners
nippers : a device or tool that is used for cutting something
: a small child
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