- a small boy.
- Chiefly British. a costermonger's helper or assistant.
Words nearby nipper
Examples from the Web for nippers
Every now and then the hard, wiry line slipped off the nippers and sawed across his smarting fingers or palms.Jim Spurling, Fisherman|Albert Walter Tolman
Once more he had recourse to his nippers, and speedily the door was opened.The Spruce Street Tragedy|Irvin S. Cobb
Man alive, with a chap like that Nippers, how long do you suppose it will remain a secret that Cleek is in Yorkshire?Cleek of Scotland Yard|Thomas W. Hanshew
It perches on a leaf, which the nippers of the mandibles cut half across.The Life of the Fly|J. Henri Fabre
The first pair end in nippers or chelae and are usually much more massive than the others which are used in walking or swimming.