American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young child.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grimace.
- n. A puppet made of cloth; a rag-baby.
- n. A young girl. Also mopsy, mopsey.
- n. A lap-dog.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A rag baby; a puppet made of cloth; hence, also, in fondness, a little girl, or a woman.
- n. (Zoöl.) A long-haired pet dog.
- n. a little girl (usually one you are fond of)
- mop + -et (Wiktionary)
- From obsolete mop, fool, child, from Middle English moppe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The moppet is a quick study, though he needs to be counseled not to smile adorably while making his subjects tremble in fear of his wrath.”
“In her, America cherished the baby, the moppet, and cherub-faced doll.”
“Plus the new companion, a 20-year old seeming moppet named Karen Gillan, was constantly in shorts and micro-minis.”
“At this time, the Rejectionist wishes to magnanimously confer Official Fiancé/e Status upon this delightful young moppet, who on occasion makes us reconsider being such a hateful old crank, EVEN THOUGH SHE CENSORED US.”
““Hold on now, moppet,” he cried as he struggled to restrain her.”
“Not since The Phantom Menace has a movie been so sabotaged by an annoying, screen-hogging moppet.”
“Maybe they have to be that way -- like a doctor has to distance herself from the fact that her patient -- the 6-year-old moppet sitting across from her -- has inoperable brain cancer.”
“Which promptly became an object of mockery for moppet and adult alike.”
“Despite my best efforts to capture every moment of her childhood, she has so quickly gone from a tiny curly-haired moppet to a lovely, graceful young adult heading off and away.”
“And I for one would pay good money to see an adorable moppet with green pigtails sing a song about how air conditioners cause global warming.”
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