Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from neb, nib 'point'; NIB


Related topics: Daily Life, Babies, Human, Technology
nip‧ple [countable]
1HBH the small dark circular part of a woman's breast. Babies suck milk through their mother's nipples.
2HBH one of the two small dark circular parts on a man's chest
3 American EnglishDHB the rubber part on a baby's bottle that a baby sucks milk through [= teat British English]
4DT a part in an engine or machine made of rubber or plastic and shaped like a nipple. It has a hole in it which liquid can flow or be poured through.

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