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nippy

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adjective nip·py \ˈni-pē\

Simple Definition of nippy

  • : somewhat cold

  • : able to move quickly

Full Definition of nippy

nip·pi·ernip·pi·est

  1. 1 :  marked by a tendency to nip <a nippy dog>

  2. 2 :  brisk, quick, or nimble in movement :  snappy

  3. 3 :  pungent, sharp

  4. 4 :  chilly, chilling <a nippy day>

nip·pi·ly play \ˈni-pə-lē\ adverb
nip·pi·ness play \ˈni-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of nippy

  1. <bring a jacket, as it's a little nippy outside>

  2. <blue cheese is a little too nippy for my taste>



1575

First Known Use of nippy

1575


NIPPY Defined for Kids

nippy

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adjective nip·py \ˈni-pē\

Definition of nippy

nip·pi·ernip·pi·est

  1. :  chilly <a nippy day>





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