nibble definition, meaning - what is nibble in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “nibble”

See all translations

nibble

verb 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

nibble

noun 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

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More