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 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, "Travis Barker Tags Kourtney Kardashian in Flirty Post: 'All Day I Dream About Sex w/ You'," 12 Apr. 2021 Barker was photographed in Hollywood Thursday, with the new ink clearly visible above his left nipple. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Travis Barker Got Kourtney Kardashian's Name Tattooed on His Chest," 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, "The best mom gifts for Mother’s Day 2021," 8 Mar. 2021 After Plymell’s death, a Taser prong was found lodged near his right nipple. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Did James Fuller Plymell III need to die?," 3 Mar. 2021 Lymph nodes can swell when your immune system reacts to an invasion by a pathogen or such as bacterial skin infections, tuberculosis, and infections of the nipple. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, "Can This Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effect Be Mistaken For Cancer?," 3 Mar. 2021 There's an American flag pastie on one nipple and a Canadian flag pastie on the other. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Chelsea Handler Skied Naked to Celebrate Her 46th Birthday," 27 Feb. 2021 The commercial opens with a woman attempting to get her baby to latch onto her nipple. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Ad During the Golden Globes to Show Turmoil of Postpartum and Breast-Feeding Moms," 26 Feb. 2021 Pass the tubing through one of the holes in the reservoir lid and attach it to the smaller ebb nipple below the mixing tray [C]. Daniel Kluko, Popular Mechanics, "Keep Growing All Winter With This DIY Hydroponic System," 7 Nov. 2020

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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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23 Apr 2021

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“Nipple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nipple. Accessed 11 May. 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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