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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nipper mean? 

NIPPER (noun)
  The noun NIPPER has 2 senses:

1. a young person of either sex
2. a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

  Familiarity information: NIPPER used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NIPPER (noun)

Sense 1nipper [BACK TO TOP]


A young person of either sex

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


tiddler; nipper; youngster; minor; kid; child; shaver; small fry; tike; nestling; fry; tyke

Context examples:

she writes books for children / they're just kids / 'tiddler' is a British term for youngsters

Hypernyms ("nipper" is a kind of...):

juvenile; juvenile person (a youthful person)

Meronyms (parts of "nipper"):

child's body (the body of a human child)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nipper"):

urchin (poor and often mischievous city child)

bambino; toddler; tot; yearling (a young child)

sprog (a child)

silly (a word used for misbehaving children)

kindergartener; kindergartner; preschooler (a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten)

poster child (a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes)

picaninny; piccaninny; pickaninny ((offensive) a Black child)

peanut (a young child who is small for his age)

orphan (a child who has lost both parents)

kiddy (a young child)

imp; monkey; rapscallion; rascal; scalawag; scallywag; scamp (one who is playfully mischievous)

foster child; foster-child; fosterling (a child who is raised by foster parents)

child prodigy; infant prodigy; wonder child (a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age)

changeling (a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy)

buster (a robust child)

bairn (a child: son or daughter)

street child; waif (a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned)

Sense 2nipper [BACK TO TOP]


A grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


chela; nipper; pincer; claw

Hypernyms ("nipper" is a kind of...):

appendage; extremity; member (an external body part that projects from the body)

Holonyms ("nipper" is a part of...):

crustacean (any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton)

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