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nipping

[ nip-ing ]
/ ˈnɪp ɪŋ /
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adjective
sharp or biting, as cold.
sarcastic; caustic.
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Origin of nipping

First recorded in 1540–50; nip1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM nipping

nip·ping·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nipping

nipping
/ (ˈnɪpɪŋ) /

adjective
sharp and bitinga nipping wind
sarcastic; bitter

Derived forms of nipping

nippingly, adverb
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