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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.
References in classic literature ?
"You're so nippy at it," John said, "couldn't you do it very slowly once?"
A couple of bottles from the Co-Op, a fish supper from the well-staffed Nippy Chippy and a seat down at the harbour isn't only cheaper, it won't take you three attempts to get it.
Under the bonnet lurks Toyota's latest 1.5-litre petrol powerplant - aided and abetted by a six-speed manual gearbox - which is nippy without setting anyone's hair on fire.
Especially in ear shot of judgemental folk when an amphibian is spotted in the local park Anyone for strangled eggs and nippy sauce?
Nippy, which had 17 vehicles, also operated several public bus routes across Somerset and Dorset, serving small villages that were not otherwise covered by public transport.
Highlights include "nippy" and "tarse", meaning and man's private parts.
"Trying to get in touch with Nippy was clearly a waste of time," Walden writes in his bittersweet praise song.
NIPPY: The Skoda Citigo was designed by the same person who thought up the Bugatti Veyron
Return to a sharp, left-handed track likely to suit this nippy sort, but 9lb higher than at Catterick and it's possibly significant both wins have come off reasonable breaks.
Houston, nicknamed Nippy by her family, is one of two children her mother had with her second husband, John Russell Houston, Jr.