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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nipping mean? 

NIPPING (adjective)
  The adjective NIPPING has 2 senses:

1. capable of wounding
2. pleasantly cold and invigorating

  Familiarity information: NIPPING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NIPPING (adjective)

Sense 1nipping [BACK TO TOP]


Capable of wounding


barbed; biting; mordacious; nipping; pungent

Context examples:

a barbed compliment / a biting aphorism / pungent satire


sarcastic (expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds)

Sense 2nipping [BACK TO TOP]


Pleasantly cold and invigorating


parky; nipping; nippy; crisp; snappy; frosty

Context examples:

crisp clear nights and frosty mornings / a nipping wind / a nippy fall day / snappy weather


cold (used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

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