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ˈnɪp inip·py

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nippy(adj)

    a sharp biting taste

    "a nippy cheese"

  2. crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy(adj)

    pleasantly cold and invigorating

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


  1. nippy(Adjective)

    Of the weather, rather cold.

    Gosh, it's a bit nippy today: I'd better wear my gloves.

    Etymology: From nippy, i.e. speedy.

  2. nippy(Adjective)

    fast; speedy

    Etymology: From nippy, i.e. speedy.

  3. Nippy(Noun)

    A waitress in a Lyons Corner House.

    Etymology: From nippy, i.e. speedy.


  1. Nippy

    A nippy was a specific type of waitress associated with the J. Lyons & Co brand of tea, and its tea shops and cafes in the UK. Beginning in the late 19th century, a J. Lyons waitress was called a "Gladys". From 1926, because the waitresses nipped around the tea shops the term "Nippy" came into use. Thus, the etymology of the word is similar to the more American term "soda jerk". Nippies wore a distinctive maidlike uniform with a matching hat.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nippy

    nip′i, adj. (Scot.) sharp in taste: curt: parsimonious.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nippy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nippy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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