Definition of Nippy

1. Adjective. A sharp biting taste. "A nippy cheese"

Similar to: Tasty
Derivative terms: Nip, Nip



2. Adjective. Pleasantly cold and invigorating. "Snappy weather"
Exact synonyms: Crisp, Frosty, Nipping, Snappy
Similar to: Cold
Derivative terms: Frost, Frostiness, Nip, Snap, Snap

Definition of Nippy

1. Noun. (UK dated) A waitress in a Lyons Corner House. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal) Of the weather, rather cold. ¹

3. Adjective. (informal) fast; speedy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nippy

1. sharp or biting [adj -PIER, -PIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nippy

nipple shield
nippled
nippleless
nipplelike
nipples
nipplewort
nippleworts
nippling
nipply
nipponium
nipponize
nipponized
nipponizes
nipponizing
nippostrongylus
nippy (current term)
nipradilol
nips
nipter
nipters
niqaab
niqaabi
niqab
niqabs
niqqud
niramiai
niramiais
niridazole
nirl
nirled

Literary usage of Nippy

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1879)
"WHAT KATY FOUND. ONE morning little Katy Cole missed her cat. She was a pretty white pussy, and was called nippy. Her whole name was a rather ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1877)
"Next-day, the day after to-morrow.—R. Nipper, a small child ; also, a stingy person.—R. nippy, stingy ; niggardly. ..."

3. Clavis Calendaria: Or, A Compendious Analysis of the Calendar, Illustrated by John Henry Brady (1815)
"WINTER,—slippy, drippy, nippy. SPRING,—showery, flowery, bowery. SUMMER,—hoppy, croppy, poppy. Although the terms Calendar and Almanac are in general ..."

4. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by John Gibson Lockhart (1837)
"... and always with an air that seemed to me, in spite of his endeavours to the contrary, as grave as the usual aspect of Laird nippy of the Peel. ..."

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