moppet

[ mop-it ]
/ ˈmɒp ɪt /

noun

a young child.

Origin of moppet

1900–05; obsolete mop rag doll, baby (see mop1) + -et
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moppet

/ (ˈmɒpɪt) /

noun

a less common word for poppet (def. 1)

Word Origin for moppet

C17: from obsolete mop rag doll; of obscure origin
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