Definition of sippet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsipit/


A small piece of bread or toast, used to dip into soup or sauce or as a garnish.
Example sentences
  • Serve with sippets of toast or plain rusks.
  • Season with salt and as much verjuice as will only turn the taste of the pottage; serve up covering meat with whole herbs and adorning the dish with sippets.
  • I believe, Dr Maturin, that if you would so far indulge me, I could relish a little, a very little, of your portable soup again, with just a sippet of toast.


Mid 16th century: apparently a diminutive of sop.

Words that rhyme with sippet

pipit, skippet, snippet, tippet, Tippett, whippet
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