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



    BrE BrE//ˈnɪpl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪpl//
    Body parts
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  1. 1 either of the two small round dark parts on a person’s chest. Babies can suck milk from their mother’s breasts through the nipples. See related entries: Body parts
  2. 2(North American English) (British English teat) the rubber part at the end of a baby’s bottle that the baby sucks in order to get milk, etc. from the bottle
  3. 3a small metal, plastic or rubber object that is shaped like a nipple with a small hole in the end, especially one that is used as part of a machine to direct oil, etc. into a particular place a grease nipple
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent. (also as neble, nible): perhaps a diminutive of neb.
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