Definition of nippy
nippilyplay \ˈni-pə-lē\ adverb
nippinessplay \ˈni-pē-nəs\ noun
Examples of nippy in a Sentence
bring a jacket, as it's a little nippy outside
blue cheese is a little too nippy for my taste
Recent Examples of nippy from the Web
The court was hardly full of spectators on the damp, nippy day, unlike on Sunday when the 24-year-old fed off the energy of a packed house and ousted defending champion Garbine Muguruza amid warm sunshine.
The conditions countered last year's first week -- nippy, wet and generally unpleasant for all involved.
Sitting atop a series of ridges, Bangalore lies more than 3,000 feet above sea level—an elevation that affords the city month after month of moderate temperatures, nippy evenings, and clement afternoons.
For good measure though, here's a review of the Southern Ocean that encircles the continent, courtesy of one Harvey W.: A bit nippy.
There’s a stage for local bands, wooden tables, benches and fire pits, which come in handy on nippy winter nights.
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First Known Use of nippy
NIPPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nippy for English Language Learners
: somewhat cold
: able to move quickly
NIPPY Defined for Kids
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