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nibbler

[nib-ler]
noun
  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.
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Origin of nibbler

First recorded in 1590–1600; nibble + -er1
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Examples from the Web for nibbler

Historical Examples of nibbler

  • He opened the lid slowly, and Nibbler sniffed the air rapturously.

    Anxious Audrey

    Mabel Quiller-Couch

  • Nibbler hopped out of the basket and her joy became intense.

    Anxious Audrey

    Mabel Quiller-Couch

  • He has some larger cousins, one of them being a little bigger than Nibbler the House Mouse.

  • In appearance he is much like Nibbler, but his coat is browner and there are fine hairs on his tail.

  • Nibbler is slender and graceful, with a long, hairless tail and ears of good size.


British Dictionary definitions for nibbler

nibbler

noun
  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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