nippy

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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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