nibbling

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From nibble +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nibbling (countable and uncountable, 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.
    • 1921, 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.

VerbEdit

nibbling

  1. present participle of nibble