- a small boy.
- Chiefly British. a costermonger's helper or assistant.
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Example sentences from the Web for nipper
The creature was covered with short hairs, and had a pair of nipper-like jaws, with which he could inflict an ugly wound.A Mortal Antipathy|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The disposal of poor Nipper's earthly part was a tedious business, but it was accomplished finally.
Nipper Crewe's wheel, well known to every burglar in the state, with the finest kit of breakin' tools made by man hid away in it!
He is quite rightly prouder of that exploit than of all the Nipper's subsequent learning.Essays on Modern Novelists|William Lyon Phelps
Dyou think you know more about fowls than I, who have handled them ever since I was a nipper?Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|A. Conan Doyle