Meaning of NIPPER in English
[nip.per] n (1541) 1: any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping--usu. used in pl.
2. a chiefly Brit: a boy employed as a helper (as of a carter or hawker) b: child; esp: a small boy
Merriam-Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Merriam Webster. 2012