moppet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moppet a little girl (usually one you are fond of)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moppet (Zoöl) A long-haired pet dog.
    • Moppet A rag baby; a puppet made of cloth; hence, also, in fondness, a little girl, or a woman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moppet A grimace.
    • n moppet A puppet made of cloth; a rag-baby.
    • n moppet A young girl. Also mopsy, mopsey.
    • n moppet A lap-dog.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moppet mop′et a doll of rags: a young girl—also Mop′sy, an untidy woman
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From 3d Mop

Usage

In literature:

Stay with your uncle, Moppet?
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
And albeit we see them sometimes counterfeit devotion, yet never did old ape make pretty moppet.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
That men can waste their hearts on such moppets as that!
"Stray Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
And swore he should have her; And stole my little moppet away.
"The Real Mother Goose" by Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright
Oliver looked from Moppet to Betty, in bewilderment then back at his prisoner, who seemed the most unconcerned of the group.
"An Unwilling Maid" by Jeanie Gould Lincoln
When Moppet comes into a room everybody knows she is there.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
A very pretty moppet!
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
And Daisy and your moppets.
"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Specs little missy'll scold dreffle; but Moppet'll take de scoldin for yer.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
And put Moppet on a pillion behind.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In news:

The Moppet Shoppe, a children's clothing boutique that previously operated in Elk Grove for more than 20 years, has settled into a new location in midtown Sacramento.
Moppet wants a forever home with your family.
Prime moppet mover on stage.
'Mad Men' moppet finds 'Time'.
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