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, rug rat and crumb-snatcher.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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

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  • ankle biter — Go to rug rat …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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