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(computing) A unit of memory equal to half a byte, or four bits.
From nibble, punning on the homophony of byte and bite
Perhaps from Middle Low German nibbelen (“to gnaw").
Middle English nebyllen Low German nibbelen
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Another way is to avoid snacking or change what you nibble on.
Is your cat one of those that loves to nibble on grass?
He never expected to see the blue sky again or the trees around the fortress, let alone sip sweet tea and nibble on berry scones.
When they passed over a field of grass Jim immediately stretched down his head and began to nibble.
She reached out her hand again but when Dean turned away, she continued with her breakfast, a nibble at a time.
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