[nip-uh-neez, -nees] /ˌnɪp əˈniz, -ˈnis/
noun, plural Nipponese, adjective
adjective, noun (pl) -nese
another word for Japanese
“Japanese,” 1859, from Nippon, Japanese word for “Japan,” from ni(chi) “the sun” + pon, hon “source,” which is said to be from Chinese for “rising sun-place.” Derisive slang shortening Nip attested from 1942.
[ni-poo r] /nɪˈpʊər/ noun 1. an ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city in SE Iraq: partially excavated. /nɪˈpʊə/ noun 1. an ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city, the excavated site of which is in SE Iraq: an important religious centre, abandoned in the 12th or 13th century
[nip-ee] /ˈnɪp i/ adjective, nippier, nippiest. 1. chilly or cold: morning air that feels a bit nippy. 2. sharp or biting; tangy: This cheese has a good, nippy taste. 3. Chiefly British Informal. nimble; agile. /ˈnɪpɪ/ adjective -pier, -piest 1. (of weather) chilly, keen, or frosty 2. (Brit, informal) 3. (of the taste of food) […]
[nip] /nɪp/ verb (used with object), nipped, nipping. 1. to squeeze or compress tightly between two surfaces or points; pinch; bite. 2. to take off by pinching, biting, or snipping (usually followed by off): He nipped off a piece of steak and gave it to the dog. 3. to check in growth or development. 4. […]
[nip-uhp] /ˈnɪpˌʌp/ noun 1. a calisthenic routine or gymnastic move of springing to one’s feet from a supine position.