Meaning of NIPPER in English

NIPPER

n.

Pronunciation: ' ni-p ə r

Function: noun

Date: 1541

1 : any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping ― usually used in plural

2 a chiefly British : a boy employed as a helper (as of a carter or hawker) b : CHILD especially : a small boy

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.