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Meaning: a young child, esp. a young boy

For example:

  • When he was a little nipper Louis Hamilton raced go-carts, and now he's driving Formula One racing cars.

  • It's not easy teaching young nippers how to play football. They get too excited to stay in their positions and they run all over the field chasing each other and the ball.

Quick Quiz:

Where would you expect to see lots of nippers?
  1. in a fish tank
  2. in a board meeting
  3. in a kindergarten

Discuss: nipper

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