Nipper vs Dipper - What's the difference?

nipper | dipper |

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?




(en noun)
  • 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
  • Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper of seven, eh?
  • (AU) A child aged from 5 to 13 in the Australian surf life-saving clubs.
  • 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.[]
  • * The Nippers program, for children aged five to thirteen, promotes water safety skills and confidence in a safe beach environment. []
  • * 2003 Some Like It Hot: The Beach As a Cultural Dimension
  • 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.
  • * 2008 Understanding Sports Coaching: The Social, Cultural and Pedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice. Tania Cassidy, Robyn L. Jones, Paul Potrac -
  • 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.
  • * 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.
  • (Ascham)
  • (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.
  • (Webster 1913) ----



    (wikipedia dipper)


    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • (slang) pickpocket
  • Hyponyms

    * (Cinclus)

    Derived terms

    ;birds of the genus Cinclus * * * * * ;cup-shaped vessel with a handle * Big Dipper * Little Dipper