- a small boy.
- Chiefly British. a costermonger's helper or assistant.
Examples from the Web for nipper
But the inflexible Nipper, merely honouring Mrs Pipchin with another look, remained.
For with Nipper and his class emotion or shamefacedness of any kind always in the first instance produces additional dourness.
Florence gently looked at her, and Miss Nipper checked herself.
Again about midnight he was roused, this time by the whining of the sheep-dog "Nipper.""Over There" with the Australians|R. Hugh Knyvett
The nipper is horribly gulping at its food, jam smears quite all about its countenance.Ruggles of Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for nipper
Word Origin and History for nipper
"small boy," 1859, originally (1530s) a pickpocket who "pinched" other people's property; see nip (v.).