nipple

noun
nip·ple | \ˈni-pəl \

Definition of nipple 

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

2a : 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

3a : a protuberance resembling or suggesting the nipple of a breast

b : a small projection through which oil or grease is injected into machinery

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

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Other Words from nipple

nippled \ˈni-pəld \ adjective

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For hairs on your chin, nipples, toes, or any other inconvenient area, tweezing is the simplest option. Kayleigh Donahue, Allure, "Allure's Guide to Hair Removal From Your Brows to Your Bikini Line," 6 June 2018 His wife, Sam, removed the nipple from their daughter's throat and the child resumed breathing. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Dad Warns Parents After Claiming His Baby Choked on a Tommee Tippee Pacifier," 1 Mar. 2017 Then Jenner made a quick outfit change and headed off to the Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers Celebration in a nipple-revealing look. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Did Kendall Jenner Shade Kacey Musgraves with Her Latest Lingerie Selfie?," 4 May 2018 Many mentioned the fact that the actress appeared to not be wearing a bra in the photo and that her nipples were somewhat visible. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland slams 'pervs' commenting on Ariel Winter's photo," 25 June 2018 Speaking of her nipples, Haddish was supposed to show hers in Girls Trip, but immediately vetoed that decision. refinery29.com, "Tiffany Haddish Is Adamant Her Nipples Won’t Appear On-screen — Unless The Pay’s Worth It," 16 June 2018 An outpatient surgery several months later completed the cosmetic creation of nipples. Ruth O. Selig, Washington Post, "Years ago when my twin got breast cancer I took drastic action and am grateful I did," 28 May 2018 On Instagram, they’ve been penalized for showing female nipples or too much pubic hair. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "How Twitter Became The Number One Social Network For Nudists," 13 July 2018 There, the embryos find a nipple and actually attach to it. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "For the Fourth, bring out the (San Diego Zoo) babies!," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of nipple

circa 1510, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nipple

earlier neble, nible, probably diminutive of neb, nib

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The first known use of nipple was circa 1510

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nipple

noun

English Language Learners 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

nipple

noun
nip·ple | \ˈni-pəl \

Kids Definition of nipple

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

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

nipple

noun
nip·ple | \ˈnip-əl \

Medical Definition of nipple 

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

2a : 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

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