Examples from the Web for moppet
"Let us climb up the rockery, and sit on the garden wall," said Moppet.The Tale of Tom Kitten|Beatrix Potter
Moppet's curiosity very nearly got the better of her discretion; but she halted in time, and bit her tongue to keep it silent.
Moppet, mop′et, n. a doll of rags: a young girl—also Mop′sy, an untidy woman.
And when Moppet was safely lodged in bed Betty sat down beside her to hold her hand until she dropped asleep.
Betty sat pondering for a moment, then she slid Moppet gently from her lap to the floor and rose.
British Dictionary definitions for moppet
Word Origin for moppet
Word Origin and History for moppet
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."