Nipper vs Dipper - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between nipper and dipper
is that nipper
is one who, or that which, nips while dipper
is (canada|politics|informal) a member or supporter of the canadian new democratic party.
As a proper noun dipper is
(astronomy) a chinese constellation located near sagittarius, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger black turtle.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
One who, or that which, nips.
(usually, in the plural) Any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping.
(slang) A child.
* 1949 , , p. 193. ISBN 0-451-51218-9
(AU) A child aged from 5 to 13 in the Australian surf life-saving clubs.
- Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper of seven, eh?
* The Nippers program, for children aged five to thirteen, promotes water safety skills and confidence in a safe beach environment. [http://sls.com.au/content/nipper-numbers-exceed-60000]
* 2003 Some Like It Hot: The Beach As a Cultural Dimension
- Of our movement’s 153,000 members, over 58,500 are nippers (5-13 years). This equates to nearly 40% of our total membership and shows just how significant the junior movement is within surf lifesaving.[http://www.sls.com.au/nippers]
* 2008 Understanding Sports Coaching: The Social, Cultural and Pedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice. Tania Cassidy, Robyn L. Jones, Paul Potrac -
- SLSA has become a multi-million dollar enterprise comprising 262 clubs located around the Australian coastline, with 100000 members, which included thousands of juniors or 'nippers' , as they were more commonly known.
* 2009 Didgeridoos and Didgeridon'ts: A Brit 's Guide to Moving Your Life Down Under
*:"Every club around Australia offers a Nippers' programme. ' Nippers is open to children from the age of 5 through to 13 years old and not only is it a fun way for your child to .."
(Canada, slang, Newfoundland) A mosquito.
One of four foreteeth in a horse.
(obsolete) A satirist.
- It is the first day of training for a group of ten 'little nippers' (novice surf life- savers). An assortment of children expectantly hover in the clubhouse.
(obsolete, slang) A pickpocket; a young or petty thief.
A fish, the cunner.
A European crab (Polybius henslowii ).
The claws of a crab or lobster.
Any of various small passerine birds of the genus Cinclus that live near fast-flowing streams and feed along the bottom.
A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, for dipping out liquids.
;birds of the genus Cinclus
;cup-shaped vessel with a handle
* Big Dipper
* Little Dipper