1. a person or thing that nibbles.
  2. 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for nibbler


  1. a person, animal, or thing that nibbles
  2. engineering a tool that cuts sheet material by a series of small rapidly reciprocating cuts
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