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[nib-ler] /ˈnɪb lər/
a person or thing that nibbles.
any of several fishes of the family Girellidae, inhabiting shallow coastal waters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, having thin, incisorlike teeth.
Origin of nibbler
First recorded in 1590-1600; nibble + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He opened the lid slowly, and nibbler sniffed the air rapturously.

    Anxious Audrey Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • nibbler hopped out of the basket and her joy became intense.

    Anxious Audrey Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • He has some larger cousins, one of them being a little bigger than nibbler the House Mouse.

  • In appearance he is much like nibbler, but his coat is browner and there are fine hairs on his tail.

  • nibbler is slender and graceful, with a long, hairless tail and ears of good size.

  • They called one a nibbler, and another a brassie, and a lot of other fool names I never heerd afore, and can't remember now.

  • He is never bigger than nibbler the House Mouse and often is much smaller.

  • Frequently the housewife becomes a nibbler of food, she eats a bite every now and then and never develops a real appetite.

    The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson
  • "nibbler isn't a cannibal, he's a rabbit," declared nibbler's owner indignantly.

    Anxious Audrey Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • But the Venetian shopkeepers are not clever: they have not the sense to leave the nibbler alone.

British Dictionary definitions for nibbler


a person, animal, or thing that nibbles
(engineering) a tool that cuts sheet material by a series of small rapidly reciprocating cuts
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