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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Definitions for sippet
  1. a small piece of bread or the like for dipping in liquid food, as in gravy or milk; a small sop.
  2. a small bit; fragment.
  3. a crouton.

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Citations for sippet
With dinner almost over, the broken meats of the second course not yet removed, Anne pulls a silver dish towards her, and helps herself to a sippet. It is her favourite way to end a meal ... Joanne Limburg, A Want of Kindness, 2015
... my sister Theodosia made her appearance ... kissed our father, and sat down at his side, and took a sippet of toast ... and dipped it in his negus. William Makepeace Thackeray, The Virginians, 1859
Origin of sippet
1520-1530
The very uncommon noun sippet is a diminutive of sop “a piece of solid food, as bread, for dipping in liquid food” and the diminutive suffix -et, influenced by sip. Sippet entered English in the 16th century.
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