Etymology
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nibble (v.)

"to bite gently; eat by gnawing off small bits," c. 1500, not found in Middle English; perhaps from Low German nibbeln "to nibble, gnaw," related to Middle Low German nibbelen, Middle Dutch knibbelen "to gnaw," source of Dutch knibbelen "to cavail, squabble." Related: Nibbled; nibbling.

nibble (n.)

1650s, "act of nibbling," from nibble (v.). As "a small bite, a morsel" from 1838.

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Definitions of nibble
1
nibble (v.)
bite off very small pieces;
She nibbled on her cracker
nibble (v.)
bite gently;
The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear
nibble (v.)
eat intermittently; take small bites of;
She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles
Synonyms: pick / piece
2
nibble (n.)
a small byte;
Synonyms: nybble
nibble (n.)
gentle biting;
From wordnet.princeton.edu