nibbling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

nibbling

  1. present participle of nibble

Noun[edit]

nibbling ‎(plural nibblings)

  1. The act or sound of one who nibbles.
  2. A small adjustment or encroachment.
    • 1821, The British Prose Writers: Gray's letters (page 26)
      I send you back the two last sheets, because you bid me. I reserve my nibblings and minutiae for another day.
    • 2013, John Dewey, China, Japan, and the USA
      Meantime the penetration of Shantung by means of railway discrimination, railway military guards, continual nibblings here and there, will be going on.