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nippy (adj.)

"biting, sharp," 1898, colloquial, in reference to a "biting" chill in the air, from nip (n.2) + -y (2). Related: 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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