Meaning of “nibble” in the English Dictionary

"nibble" in British English

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nibbleverb

us uk /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 verb(s)

nibblenoun

us uk /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.

(Definition of “nibble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nibble" in American English

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nibbleverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈnɪb·əl/

to eat something by taking a lot of small bites:

[ T ] Ben stopped nibbling his apple.
[ I ] Keep vegetables handy to nibble on.

You can nibble something by moving your teeth against it without eating it:

[ T ] Fish were nibbling at their hands.

nibblenoun [ C ]

us /ˈnɪb·əl/

the act of eating something by taking a lot of small bites:

fig. The real-estate agent says she’s gotten some nibbles for our house (= some people have expressed interest in it).

(Definition of “nibble” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)