ankle-biter


ankle-biter
noun humorous, chiefly N. Amer. a child.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • ankle-biter — n a child, usually a baby or toddler. Com monly used with mock distaste by par ents, sometimes with real distaste by others, ankle biter has been heard in all social classes in Britain and Australia since the late 1970s. Synonyms are leg biter,… …   Contemporary slang

  • ankle\ biter — Someone of little account, who criticizes others who are much better than she is. Like a little dog that barks and jumps around, trying to bite people s ankles. That guy who said you could never do the job is just an ankle biter …   Dictionary of american slang

  • ankle\ biter — Someone of little account, who criticizes others who are much better than she is. Like a little dog that barks and jumps around, trying to bite people s ankles. That guy who said you could never do the job is just an ankle biter …   Dictionary of american slang

  • ankle-biter — ankˈle biter or ankˈle nipper noun (Aust sl) A child • • • Main Entry: ↑ankle …   Useful english dictionary

  • ankle-biter — n A child. Yes, Sam got married, settled down, and now has a playroom full of ankle biters. 1850s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • ankle-biter — noun A small child …   Wiktionary

  • Ankle Biter — Stock issues with a market capitalization of less than $500 million. Also known as small cap stocks. These issues can appear to be more speculative than stocks with high market capitalization. However, smaller issues often have great growth… …   Investment dictionary

  • ankle biter — stock issued with a market capitalization of less than $500 million. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Ankle biter — child, infant …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • ankle biter — I Australian Slang child, infant II Canadian Slang an infant …   English dialects glossary