nippy

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adjective nip·py \ˈni-pē\

Definition of nippy

nippier

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nippiest

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

  2. 2 :  brisk, quick, or nimble in movement :  snappy <a nippy boat> <nippy tennis players>

  3. 3 :  pungent, sharp <A mixed salad and a nippy potato salad. — Caryl Stern>

  4. 4 :  chilly <a nippy day> <nippy breeze>

nippily

play \ˈni-pə-lē\ adverb

nippiness

play \ˈni-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of nippy in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

nippy

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adjective nip·py \ˈni-pē\

Definition of nippy for English Language Learners

  • : somewhat cold

  • : able to move quickly


NIPPY Defined for Kids

nippy

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adjective nip·py \ˈni-pē\

Definition of nippy for Students

nippier

nippiest

  1. :  chilly <a nippy day>



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