Meaning of NIPPER in English

NIPPER

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈni-pər ]

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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.