nippy

[ nip-ee ]
/ ˈnɪp i /

adjective, nip·pi·er, nip·pi·est.

chilly or cold: morning air that feels a bit nippy.
sharp or biting; tangy: This cheese has a good, nippy taste.
Chiefly British Informal. nimble; agile.

Origin of nippy

First recorded in 1565–75; nip1 + -y1
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nippy

/ (ˈnɪpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest

(of weather) chilly, keen, or frosty
British informal
  1. quick; nimble; active
  2. (of a motor vehicle) small and relatively powerful
(of the taste of food) biting, sharp, or pungent
(of a dog) inclined to bite

Derived Formsnippily, adverbnippiness, noun
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