UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɪpi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnɪpi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nipē)

Inflections of 'nippy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
adj comparative
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
nip•py /ˈnɪpi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -pi•er, -pi•est. 
  1. chilly;
    cold:a nippy wind.
  2. sharp tasting or smelling.
nip•pi•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
nip•py  (nipē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -pi•er, -pi•est. 
  1. chilly or cold:morning air that feels a bit nippy.
  2. sharp or biting;
    tangy:This cheese has a good, nippy taste.
  3. [Chiefly Brit. Informal.]nimble;
  • nip1 + -y1 1565–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
nippy /ˈnɪpɪ/ adj ( -pier, -piest)
  1. (of weather) chilly, keen, or frosty
  2. Brit informal quick; nimble; active
  3. (of a motor vehicle) small and relatively powerful
  4. (of a dog) inclined to bite

ˈnippily adv
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