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nip·py

 (nĭp′ē)
adj. nip·pi·er, nip·pi·est
1. Tending to nip: an exuberant, nippy puppy.
2. Sharp or biting: nippy cheese.
3. Bitingly cold: a nippy fall day.

nip′pi·ly adv.
nip′pi·ness n.

nippy

(ˈnɪpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
1. (of weather) chilly, keen, or frosty
2. informal
a. quick; nimble; active
b. (of a motor vehicle) small and relatively powerful
3. (of the taste of food) biting, sharp, or pungent
4. (of a dog) inclined to bite
ˈnippily adv
ˈnippiness n

nip•py

(ˈnɪp i)

adj. -pi•er, -pi•est.
1. chilly; cold.
2. sharp; pungent.
3. nimble; agile.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nippy - a sharp biting taste; "a nippy cheese"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
2.nippy - pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather"
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"

nippy

adjective
1. chilly, biting, parky (Brit. informal) It can get quite nippy in the evenings.
2. fast (Informal) quick, speedy This nippy new car has fold-down rear seats.
3. agile, fast, quick, active, lively, nimble, sprightly, spry He's nippy, and well suited to badminton.

nippy

adjective
Marked by a low temperature:
Translations
بارِد، قارِصسَريع الحَرَكَه
chladnýčilýřezavě studenýrychlý
bidenderap
napursnöggur, lipur

nippy

[ˈnɪpɪ] ADJ (nippier (compar) (nippiest (superl)))
1. (= quick) [person] → ágil, rápido; [car] → rápido
be nippy about it!¡date prisa!
we shall have to be nippytendremos que darnos prisa, tendremos que apurarnos or movernos (LAm)
2. (= cold) [weather] → fresquito

nippy

[ˈnɪpi] adj
(= chilly) → frais(fraîche)
It's a bit nippy → Il fait un peu frais.
(British) [person] (= fast) → rapide
(British) [car] → nerveux/euse

nippy

adj (+er)
(Brit inf) → flink, flott; car, motorspritzig; to be nippysich beeilen
(= sharp, cold) weatherfrisch; windfrisch, beißend

nippy

[ˈnɪpɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam)
a. (Brit) (person, car) → svelto/a
be nippy about it! → sbrigati!, fa' alla svelta!
b. (wind, weather) → pungente
it's nippy → l'aria è pungente

nip

(nip) past tense, past participle nipped verb
1. to press between the thumb and a finger, or between claws or teeth, causing pain; to pinch or bite. A crab nipped her toe; The dog nipped her ankle.
2. to cut with such an action. He nipped the wire with the pliers; He nipped off the heads of the flowers.
3. to sting. Iodine nips when it is put on a cut.
4. to move quickly; to make a quick, usually short, journey. I'll just nip into this shop for cigarettes; He nipped over to Paris for the week-end.
5. to stop the growth of (plants etc). The frost has nipped the roses.
noun
1. the act of pinching or biting. His dog gave her a nip on the ankle.
2. a sharp stinging quality, or coldness in the weather. a nip in the air.
3. a small drink, especially of spirits.
ˈnippy adjective
1. (of the weather) cold.
2. quick-moving; nimble. a nippy little car.
nip (something) in the bud
to stop (something) as soon as it starts. The managers nipped the strike in the bud.
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You're so nippy at it," John said, "couldn't you do it very slowly once?
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When I lost my daughter, Nippy, the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an extraordinarily beautiful and charitable woman," Cissy Houston said in a statement.
LSJ is furious with a bus driver: "The nippy sweety might have been within her rights to force my wee grand-daughter to jump through hoops but is there not any room for common sense and compassion?
Boxing Day might have been nippy, but that's no excuse and we'll keep naming you glovewearing Brits in the top flight until we rid the game of this ridiculous fad.
Sartorial highlights included the black pinstripe three-piece and a nippy little charcoal number with flirty wrap-over skirt.
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