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moppet

[ mop-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF moppet

Synonyms for moppet

  • child
  • kid
  • toddler
  • tyke
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Antonyms for moppet

  • adult
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOPPET

Dora was already tired of him; so he was soon forgotten by all but Moppet.

Nobody ever knew the best part of the story but Moppet, Davy, and Gulliver.

But did you remember the airs of the moppet—Could any thing be more ridiculous?

"Let us climb up the rockery, and sit on the garden wall," said Moppet.

While their mother was searching the house, Moppet and Mittens had got into mischief.

But Moppet had been too much frightened to peep out of the barrel again.

Moppet and Mittens have grown up into very good rat-catchers.

Specs little missy'll scold dreffle; but Moppet'll take de scoldin for yer.

Dan held the tiller, and Davy lay at his feet, with Nep bolt upright beside him; but the happiest face of all was Moppet's.

Moppet, mop′et, n. a doll of rags: a young girl—also Mop′sy, an untidy woman.

WORD ORIGIN

endearing term for a baby, a girl, etc., c.1600, from Middle English moppe "little child, baby doll" (mid-15c.) + -et, diminutive suffix. The Middle English word also meant "simpleton, fool," and may have been cognate with Low German mop "simpleton" [Barnhart]. Or, if "baby doll" is the original sense in Middle English, perhaps from Latin mappa "napkin, tablecloth," hence "rag doll."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MOPPET

bairn

nounchild
  • baby
  • daughter
  • infant
  • juvenile
  • kid
  • moppet
  • nipper
  • son
  • squirt
  • toddler
  • tot
  • tyke
  • young child
  • youngster
  • youth
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