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The meaning of "ankle biter"

" Ankle biter "
Meaning:
A slang term for small child.
Example:
Janice is pregnant again. With the twins still only two there's soon going to be three ankle biters around the place.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 19th century.
Where is it used?:
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