Definition of nibble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnɪbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪbl//
    Types of meal
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  1. 1[countable] a small bite of something I took a nibble from the biscuit. Somebody’s had a nibble at this biscuit! I took a little nibble from one of the sandwiches. See related entries: Types of meal
  2. 2nibbles [plural] small things to eat with a drink before a meal or at a party wine and nibbles
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: probably of Low German or Dutch origin; compare with Low German nibbeln ‘gnaw’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nibble

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