What does NIP mean?

Definitions for NIPnɪp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nip, shot(noun)

    a small drink of liquor

    "he poured a shot of whiskey"

  2. relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang(noun)

    the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

  3. chilliness, coolness, nip(noun)

    the property of being moderately cold

    "the chilliness of early morning"

  4. nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest(noun)

    a tart spicy quality

  5. nip, pinch(verb)

    a small sharp bite or snip

  6. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch(verb)

    squeeze tightly between the fingers

    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

  7. nip(verb)

    give a small sharp bite to

    "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"

  8. nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off(verb)

    sever or remove by pinching or snipping

    "nip off the flowers"


  1. nip(Verb)

    To make a quick, short journey or errand; usually roundtrip.

    Why donu2019t you nip down to the groceru2019s for some milk?

  2. Nip(Noun)

    A Japanese person

  3. Origin: Probably from a form of nipen. Cognate with nive; knipen; kneipen and kneifen, hnippa; knebti.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nip(noun)

    a sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram

  2. Nip(verb)

    to catch and inclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon

  3. Nip(verb)

    to remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip

  4. Nip(verb)

    hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy

  5. Nip(verb)

    to vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt

  6. Nip(noun)

    a seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice

  7. Nip(noun)

    a pinch with the nails or teeth

  8. Nip(noun)

    a small cut, or a cutting off the end

  9. Nip(noun)

    a blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost

  10. Nip(noun)

    a biting sarcasm; a taunt

  11. Nip(noun)

    a short turn in a rope

  12. Origin: [OE. nipen; cf. D. niipen to pinch, also knippen to nip, clip, pinch, snap, knijpen to pinch, LG. knipen, G. kneipen, kneifen, to pinch, cut off, nip, Lith. knebti.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nip

    nip, n. a sip, esp. of spirits—also Nip′per (U.S.).—v.i. to take a dram.—n. Nip′perkin, a small measure of liquor. [Dut. nippen, to sip.]

  2. Nip

    nip, v.t. to pinch: to press between two surfaces: to cut off the edge: to check the growth or vigour of: to destroy: to bite, sting, satirise:—pr.p. nip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. nipped.—n. a pinch: a seizing or closing in upon: a cutting off the end: a blast: destruction by frost: (min.) a more or less gradual thinning out of a stratum: (naut.) a short turn in a rope, the part of a rope at the place bound by the seizing or caught by jambing.—ns. Nip′-cheese, a stingy fellow: (naut.) the purser's steward; Nip′per, he who, or that which, nips: one of various tools or implements like pincers: one of a pair of automatically locking handcuffs: a chela or great claw, as of a crab: the young bluefish: a boy who attends on navvies: (obs.) a thief: one of the four fore-teeth of a horse: (pl.) small pincers.—v.t. to seize (two ropes) together.—adv. Nip′pingly.—Nip in the bud, to cut off in the earliest stage. [From root of knife; Dut. knijpen, Ger. kneipen, to pinch.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. NIP

    Something bracing from without or within When felt in the air, it's a frost. When found in a glass, a life saver.

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Anagrams for NIP »

  1. NPI

  2. pin, PIN


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NIP in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NIP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joel Benenson:

    We always said there would be a tight race in New Hampshire, we see this race as kind of where we expected it to be, nip and tuck all the way to the primary.

  2. High Court:

    The government is obliged to take all lawful measures to nip acts of terrorism in the bud, and such measures ought to be supported by Kenyans of all walks of life, such moves, however, must pass constitutional and legal muster.

  3. Rick Wilson:

    There's an awful lot of interest now in making certain that Donald Trump doesn't lead to the inevitable election of either Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden by a number of interested conservative outside parties, this has to be like shark attacks. Nip. Nip. Blood. Nip. Blood. Blood. Blood. A feeding frenzy.

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