Definition of nippy
- a nippy dog
- a nippy boat
- nippy tennis players
- a nippy day
- nippy breeze
bring a jacket, as it's a little nippy outside
blue cheese is a little too nippy for my taste
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ardent, blazing, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, glowing, hot, igneous, molten, piping hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, seething, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, warming, white-hot;
: somewhat cold
: able to move quickly
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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