Nipper
Nipper Nip"per, n. 1. One who, or that which, nips. [1913 Webster]

2. A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number. [1913 Webster]

3. A satirist. [Obs.] --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

4. A pickpocket; a young or petty thief. [Old Cant] [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The cunner. (b) A European crab ({Polybius Henslowii}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of a horse)


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  • Nipper — lauscht der Stimme seines Herrn; überarbeitete Fassung von Barrauds Gemälde Nipper (* 1884 in Bristol; † September 1895 in Kingston upon Thames, England) war der Hund, der auf den Labels verschiedener Plattenfirmen in einer Pose abgebildet wurde …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nipper — [ nipe ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1718; de nippe ♦ Fam. et vieilli ⇒ habiller. Pronom. Il s est nippé de neuf. ⇒ se saper. « C est que je suis nippée comme une princesse ! » (Balzac). ● nipper verbe transitif (de nippe) Familier. Habiller,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nipper — (n.) small boy, 1859, originally (1530s) a pickpocket who pinched other people s property; see NIP (Cf. nip) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nipper — ► NOUN 1) informal a child. 2) (nippers) pliers, pincers, or a similar tool. 3) the claw of a crab or lobster …   English terms dictionary

  • nipper — [nip′ər] n. 1. anything that nips, or pinches 2. [pl.] any of various tools for grasping or severing wire, etc. as pliers, pincers, or forceps 3. any of certain organs of animals, used in biting, grasping, holding, etc.; specif., a) an incisor… …   English World dictionary

  • Nipper — For other uses, see Nipper (disambiguation). Nipper Francis Barraud s original painting of Nipper looking into an Edison Bell cylinder phonograph Species Canis lupus familiaris …   Wikipedia

  • nipper — (ni pé) v. a. 1°   Fournir de nippes. •   Vous êtes très digne de bien nipper deux maîtresses à la fois, VOLT. Lett. en vers et en prose, 10c.. 2°   Se nipper, v. réfl. Se garnir de nippes. •   Quelque simplement que Thérèse se mette, jamais la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • nipper — UK [ˈnɪpə(r)] / US [ˈnɪpər] noun [countable] Word forms nipper : singular nipper plural nippers informal old fashioned a small child …   English dictionary

  • nipper — noun a) any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping – usually used in plural Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper of seven, eh? b) A child …   Wiktionary

  • Nipper — This very interesting name is of German origin and derives from the pre 10th century niuwe gebure translating as the agricultural worker who was new to the area . There is also a suggestion that the name could mean the dweller at the new house… …   Surnames reference

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