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

     

    nippy

     adjective
    adjective
    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 Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘inclined to nip’): from the verb nip + -y.
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