moppet approached her little rosy mouth to the hinge and blew violently.
Nobody ever knew the best part of the story but moppet, Davy, and Gulliver.
Dora was already tired of him; so he was soon forgotten by all but moppet.
While their mother was searching the house, moppet and Mittens had got into mischief.
They turned their pinafores back to front, and went up with a skip and a jump; moppet's white tucker fell down into the road.
moppet and Mittens have grown up into very good rat-catchers.
And moppet, whose belief in a personal devil was evidently large, surveyed Miss Bidwell with uncompromising eyes.
Specs little missy'll scold dreffle; but moppet'll take de scoldin for yer.
moppet, mop′et, n. a doll of rags: a young girl—also Mop′sy, an untidy woman.
Dan held the tiller, and Davy lay at his feet, with Nep bolt upright beside him; but the happiest face of all was moppet's.
endearing term for a baby, a girl, etc., c.1600, from Middle English moppe "little child, baby doll" (mid-15c.) + -et, diminutive suffix. The Middle English word also meant "simpleton, fool," and may have been cognate with Low German mop "simpleton" [Barnhart]. Or, if "baby doll" is the original sense in Middle English, perhaps from Latin mappa "napkin, tablecloth," hence "rag doll."