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NIPPY (nippier, nippiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nippy mean? 

NIPPY (adjective)
  The adjective NIPPY has 2 senses:

1. a sharp biting taste
2. pleasantly cold and invigorating

  Familiarity information: NIPPY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NIPPY (adjective)

Sense 1nippy [BACK TO TOP]


A sharp biting taste

Context example:

a nippy cheese


tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)

Sense 2nippy [BACK TO TOP]


Pleasantly cold and invigorating


parky; nipping; nippy; crisp; frosty; snappy

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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