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nipper

[ nip-er ]
/ ˈnɪp ər /
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noun

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Origin of nipper

First recorded in 1525–35; nip1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for nipper

nipper
/ (ˈnɪpə) /

noun

a person or thing that nips
the large pincer-like claw of a lobster, crab, or similar crustacean
informal a small child
Australian a type of small prawn used as bait
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