nibble Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "nibble" - English Dictionary

See all translations

nibbleverb

uk   us   /ˈnɪb.l̩/
[I or T] to eat something by taking a lot of small bites: Do you have some peanuts for us to nibble while the party warms up? A mouse has nibbled through the computer cables. Jenny's hamster's nibbled a hole in the sofa. [T] to bite something gently and repeatedly: She nibbled his ear.
Phrasal verbs

nibblenoun

uk   us   /ˈnɪb.l̩/
[C] an act of nibbling something: Just take/have a nibble to see if you like the taste.nibbles [plural] UK informal small pieces of food that are eaten between or before meals, often with alcoholic drinks: I bought some crisps, nuts, and other nibbles. [S] an expression of interest in something: Our house was on the market for six months and there wasn't a single nibble.
Translations of “nibble”
in Arabic يَقْضُم…
in Korean 군것질하다…
in Malaysian menggigit-gigit…
in French grignoter…
in Turkish azar azar ısırıp yemek, dişlemek, kemirmek…
in Italian piluccare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 啃,小口咬, 反覆輕咬…
in Russian грызть, покусывать…
in Polish pogryzać, skubać…
in Vietnamese gặm…
in Spanish mordisquear, picar…
in Portuguese mordiscar, beliscar…
in Thai เล็ม…
in German knabbern…
in Catalan picar…
in Japanese かじって食べる…
in Indonesian menggigit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 啃,小口咬, 反复轻咬…
(Definition of nibble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nibble?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “nibble” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More