Etymology
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nippy (adj.)

“凛冽, 尖锐”, 1898年, 口语, 指空气中“凛冽” 的寒气, 来自 nip (n. 2) + -y (2). 相关内容: Nippiness.

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Definitions of nippy

nippy (adj.)
a sharp biting taste;
a nippy cheese
nippy (adj.)
pleasantly cold and invigorating;
a nippy fall day
Synonyms: crisp / frosty / nipping / snappy
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