nipple

noun
nip·​ple | \ ˈni-pəl How to pronounce nipple (audio) \

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 How to pronounce nipple (audio) \ adjective

Examples of nipple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the picture’s lower half, breasts, hair and nipple fold and swell in a bosky zone of shadow-casting shapes. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 How much of a breast, or nipple, can be shown on Facebook has been a particularly fraught issue. Kirsten Grind, WSJ, 4 May 2021 In April, Barker first made his affection for Kardashian permanent by inking her first name on his chest, directly above his left nipple. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 14 May 2021 Just last month, Barker showed his love for Kardashian by inking her first name on his chest directly above his left nipple. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 12 May 2021 Oh, and in the photo, Stan’s co-star/Pam & Tommy love interest Lily James is playfully biting his nipple. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 8 May 2021 The two have made their affection for each other clear as of late, like with Barker's new tattoo that showed the oldest Kardashian sibling's name written above his left nipple. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 12 Apr. 2021 Barker was photographed in Hollywood Thursday, with the new ink clearly visible above his left nipple. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 9 Apr. 2021 Day nipple balm for her sore, cracked nursing boobs, or stretch-mark cream (though those are nice things to get her on any regular day). Popular Science, 8 Mar. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nipple. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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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
US : 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 How to pronounce nipple (audio) \

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 How to pronounce nipple (audio) \

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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