Nibble Definition

nĭbəl
nibbled, nibbles, nibbling
verb
nibbled, nibbles, nibbling
To bite at gently and repeatedly.
American Heritage
To eat (food) with quick bites, taking only a small amount at a time, as a mouse does.
Webster's New World
To show little interest in food by taking only small bites intermittently.
Webster's New World
To bite at with small, gentle bites.
Webster's New World
To take small, cautious, or gentle bites.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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noun
nibbles
A small bite, morsel, or quantity.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of nibbling.
Webster's New World
A slight tug on a fishing line, as from a fish sampling the bait.
Webster's New World

(computing) A unit of memory equal to half a byte, or four bits.

Wiktionary
Any display of interest, as from a potential customer or client.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
nybblecautious bitepeckmorsel
Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Nibble

Noun

Singular:
nibble
Plural:
nibbles

Origin of Nibble

  • From nibble, punning on the homophony of byte and bite

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps from Middle Low German nibbelen (“to gnaw").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English nebyllen Low German nibbelen

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

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