Definition of moppet in English:

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moppet

Pronunciation: /ˈmäpət/

noun

informal
A small endearingly sweet child.
Example sentences
  • Set in the prestigious New York Ballet School, the film follows a group of eager young moppets who make the grade to get into the academy.
  • There's lush scenery and misty-eyed period detail plus, vitally, some cute kids - a pair of adorable little moppets who are intrigued by a mysterious room which may hold the secret to the death of their father.
  • The students are adorable, with just enough backbone to keep from melting into icky Hollywood moppets.

Origin

Early 17th century: from obsolete moppe 'baby or rag doll' + -et1.

Words that rhyme with moppet

poppet

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mop·pet

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