moppet

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Etymology[edit]

mop +‎ -et

Noun[edit]

moppet (plural moppets)

  1. (colloquial) A child. Often used lovingly or in an affectionate way.
    • 2017 July 7, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, “The ambitious War For The Planet Of The Apes ends up surrendering to formula”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      They are also very sympathetic, especially Caesar’s orangutan advisor, Maurice (Karin Konoval), who takes a shine to a human moppet (Amiah Miller) he finds hiding in the back of a shack, and the poignant Bad Ape (a scene-stealing Steve Zahn), a mangy chimp who was beaten so often in his zoo-animal days that he came to believe what his handlers were shouting was supposed to be his name.
  2. (dated) A rag baby; a puppet made of cloth.
  3. (dated) A long-haired pet dog.

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moppet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of moppen.

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moppet

  1. simple past of moppe
  2. past participle of moppe