Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “nibble”

nibble

noun     /ˈnɪb.l̩/
[C] an act of nibbling something: Just take/have a nibble to see if you like the taste.Biting, chewing and swallowingEating 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.Sandwiches and snacks [S] an expression of interest in something: Our house was on the market for six months and there wasn't a single nibble.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of nibble noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of nibble

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Biting, chewing & swallowing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Eating and feeding topic area:

Definitions of “nibble” in other dictionaries

Translations of “nibble”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More