[ nib-ler ]

  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

Words Nearby nibbler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nibbler in a sentence

  • But the Venetian shopkeepers are not clever: they have not the sense to leave the nibbler alone.

British Dictionary definitions for nibbler


/ (ˈnɪblə) /

  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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