Moppet definition

mŏpĭt
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A young child.
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(informal) A little child.
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(colloquial) A child.
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(dated) A long-haired pet dog.
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(dated) A rag baby; a puppet made of cloth.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
moppet
Plural:
moppets

Origin of moppet

  • From obsolete mop fool, child from Middle English moppe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • mop +"Ž -et

    From Wiktionary