nipping

adjective nip·ping \ ˈni-piŋ \

Definition of nipping

nippingly

adverb

Examples of nipping in a Sentence

  1. a group of campers waking up to the nipping air of a Rocky Mountain morning

  2. better wear a windbreaker if you're going sailing in this nipping wind

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First Known Use of nipping

1547



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