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Nipperkin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nipperkin A small cup.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nipperkin A small measure or quantity of beer or liquor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nipperkin a small measure of liquor
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 1st Nip
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. nippen, to sip.

Usage

In literature:

In six little minutes more she soundly rated a careless servant-girl for carrying a nipperkin of wine awry and spilling good liquor.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
NIPPERKIN, a small cup, a liquid measure.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
Get me another nipperkin.
"The Lion's Skin" by Rafael Sabatini
I'd sooner have a nipperkin of our own real "Bristol milk" than a mash-tub full of this barbarian wine!
"The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy
Opening a cupboard, I found half a loaf of bread, a nipperkin of milk, and a rind of cheese.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
In Crack, Dozey, Nipperkin, and other drunken characters, his drollery was irresistible.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Dotty drained the nipperkin at two draughts, and said it wasn't half enough.
"Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's" by Sophie May
In six minutes more she soundly rated a careless servant-girl for carrying a nipperkin of wine awry and spilling good liquor.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
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