nip·​ping | \ ˈni-piŋ How to pronounce nipping (audio) \

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nippingly adverb

Examples of nipping in a Sentence

a group of campers waking up to the nipping air of a Rocky Mountain morning better wear a windbreaker if you're going sailing in this nipping wind
Recent Examples on the Web Del Mar extended its current winning streak to a season-best three in a row by first nipping Lincoln and then nudging San Jose 48-46. Dave Mendonca, The Mercury News, "Campbell: Broback leads first-place Westmont to wins over Panthers, Rams," 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of nipping

1547, in the meaning defined above

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“Nipping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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