Synonyms for nipper

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I learnt to swim when I was a little bit of a nipper and went with the boys at school.

"Blessed if I ever see such a nipper," he said, over and over again.

Why, when I was a nipper every morning of my life I had a cold bath, winter and summer.

Mr. Nipper, the boatswain, sir, the last shot has cut him in two.

Rest easy a spell, Nipper, and I'll rest too, and listen how he does that.

You speak as if it were some one I knew, yet you wrote me that Nipper Crewe died.

Why, we've been—not to say pals, Nipper, but we sat side by each for a matter of a year.

Hear him laffin' fit to bust when I told him Nipper was dead!

An' don't fink that I was fergettin' the nipper—'cos I wasn't.

Dyou think you know more about fowls than I, who have handled them ever since I was a nipper?

WORD ORIGIN

"small boy," 1859, originally (1530s) a pickpocket who "pinched" other people's property; see nip (v.).

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