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 nursesb : 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 breastb : a small projection through which oil or grease is injected into machinery
4 : a pipe coupling consisting of a short piece of threaded tubing
nippledplay \ˈni-pəld\ adjective
Recent Examples of nipple from the Web
Jozy Altidore was bitten and had a nipple tweaked during the USA's Gold Cup quarterfinal victory over El Salvador in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, but that didn't break his sense of humor.
Place one hand over the other and place them on the person’s chest, between the nipples.
The pouch may need to be cut open and, if the joey is still attached, the nipple severed.
The pouch might need to be cut open and, if the joey is still attached, the nipple severed.
The plot was ice-thin, the movie overall too kitschy, viewers felt that George Clooney underperformed, and nobody could get over those nipples on the batsuit.
But there's no logical reason why Batman's suit would need nipples.
Outspoken fans of the DC Comics franchise objected to pretty much everything in the 1997 movie -- from the casting of George Clooney as Batman to the nipples on his bat suit.
The other major character is Ronnie Greenbaum (Jon Bass), a chubby recruit with furry nipples who exists to deliver physical humor and pine after his co-worker, C.J. Parker (Kelly Rohrbach).
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Origin and Etymology of nipple
earlier neble, nible, probably diminutive of neb, nib
First Known Use: circa 1510See Words from the same year
NIPPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nipple for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of nipple for Students
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
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 nursesb: a device with an orifice through which the discharge of a liquid can be regulated
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