- a protuberance of the mamma or breast where, in the female, the milk ducts discharge; teat.
- something resembling it, as the mouthpiece of a nursing bottle or pacifier.
- a short piece of pipe with threads on each end, used for joining valves.
Origin of nipple
Examples from the Web for nipple
But the Free the Nipple movement needs men, and the men of my generation are all for this cause.
But neither one translates on screen in Free the Nipple, which often feels like a well-produced student film.
I spoke to Allen, who had traveled down from Boston to support a Free The Nipple parade and to check out Boobie Trap.Women, It's Time to Reclaim Our Breasts
September 9, 2014
The initial responses to Nipple didn't seem to be so much about the app itself, as much as its terrible grammar.
Nipple also posted the rather regressive question “Did gender equality go to far?”
All the slopes of Nipple Top are hirsute and jagged to the last degree.In the Wilderness
Charles Dudley Warner
There were no flat, or Peento, peaches but a sort known as Venus's Nipple was seemingly a typical beaked peach.The Peaches of New York
U. P. Hedrick
It was the highest peak in the neighborhood of the coast, and was called the Nipple.
Saying this, I walked a few steps from the place where we were lying down, to see if there was any way of scaling the Nipple.
- Also called: mamilla, papilla, teat the small conical projection in the centre of the areola of each breast, which in women contains the outlet of the milk ductsRelated adjective: mamillary
- something resembling a nipple in shape or function
- Also called: grease nipple a small drilled bush, usually screwed into a bearing, through which grease is introduced
- US and Canadian an informal word for dummy (def. 11)
Word Origin and History for nipple
1530s, nyppell, "teat, duct-laden extremity of a mammalian breast," alteration of neble (1520s), probably diminutive of neb "bill, beak, snout" (see neb), hence, literally "a small projection." In reference to an artificial device on an infant's bottle, from 1875. A 16c.-17c. slang term for a woman's nipples was cherrilets.
- The projection at the apex of the mammary gland, on the surface of which the lactiferous ducts open, surrounded by the circular pigmented areola.mamilla papilla mammae teat thelium
- A small projection near the center of the mammary gland. In females, the nipple contains the outlets of the milk ducts.