Definition of nippy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnɪpi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪpi//
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  1. 1(British English) able to move quickly and easily a nippy little sports car His nippy footwork and ball control won him the match.
  2. 2(informal) (of the weather) cold
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘inclined to nip’): from the verb nip + -y.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nippy