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EtymologyEdit

First attested in the 16th century, as a diminutive of sop. See -et.

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NounEdit

sippet (plural sippets)

  1. A small piece of something, especially a piece of toast or fried bean eaten with soup or gravy.
    • 1685, Robert May, The accomplisht cook[1]:
      Then have sippets finely carved, and some slices of French bread in the bottom of the dish, [] .
    • 1764, Elizabeth Moxon, English Housewifery Exemplified[2]:
      Garnish your dish with sippets, lemon, and a few pickled mushrooms.
    • 1859-1861, Mrs. Isabella Beeton, The Book of Household Management[3]:
      Serve with small sippets of bread fried in butter.

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