[nip-ee] /ˈnɪp i/
adjective, nippier, nippiest.
chilly or cold:
morning air that feels a bit nippy.
sharp or biting; tangy:
This cheese has a good, nippy taste.
Chiefly British Informal. nimble; agile.
adjective -pier, -piest
(of weather) chilly, keen, or frosty
(of the taste of food) biting, sharp, or pungent
(of a dog) inclined to bite
1898, in reference to a “biting” chill in the air, from nip (n.2) + -y (2). Related: Nippiness.
[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.
/nɪˈkɑːb/ noun 1. (Islam) a type of veil worn by some Muslim women that is made of lightweight opaque fabric and leaves only the eyes uncovered