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

Other Words from nipple

nippled \ ˈni-​pəld How to pronounce nipple (audio) \ adjective

Examples of nipple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michael Kors dress, worn with matching gold accessories. frees the nipple in his sheer black blouse worn with suit trousers and Gucci loafers. Brittany Talarico, Peoplemag, 1 Aug. 2022 In an Instagram story posted on Monday, The Eyes of Tammy Faye star defended Pugh, who was recently body-shamed for the sheer, nipple-baring gown worn to the Valentino Haute Couture Show this weekend in Rome. Michelle Lee, PEOPLE.com, 12 July 2022 Clooney’s infamous Batman nipple suit is up for auction with an opening bid set at $40,000. Zack Sharf, Variety, 6 July 2022 There’s also no place like Amazon when your baby needs some maddeningly specific item, like a particular brand/shape of pacifier or bottle nipple that none of your local stores carry. Glamour, 6 June 2022 The earliest modern nipple substitutes were made of cork, and rubber nipples were introduced in the mid-19th century. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 22 May 2022 Just a few days after freeing the nipple on Instagram, the model opted to post another revealing pic, this time covering up solely with what seems to be gold paint. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, 7 June 2022 In 1992, a nipple-bearing harness-turned-bralette was debuted by supermodel Eva Herzigova. Leah Dolan, CNN, 26 May 2022 Mama Must-Haves Kit comes with an organic nipple and lip balm, nourishing belly oil, and a soothing leg and foot relief roll-on for those swollen steppers. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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9 Aug 2022

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More Definitions for nipple

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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