Definitions

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  • adj. tight-fitting

Etymologies

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From Scots nip ("to pinch").

Examples

  • "A fuggin' bitch to nippit inda bud," slurred a staggered gardener, with lopsiding chops.

    Ghazal Of The Calcium Channel Blockade

  • "It would hae nippit ma hand clean off if you hadna beheided it sae quick," said the sufferer gratefully to

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • I think he thocht he was brunt, for he nippit up the water bottle, an 'took a sweech o' cauld watter, an 'then gae a pech like's he'd come ooten a fit.

    My Man Sandy

  • "A 'admit that England micht hae dune the job; it's no cannie stravagin' yon wy frae place tae place, but Drums never complained tae me as if he hed been nippit in the Sooth."

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

  • "A 'admit that England micht hae dune the job; it's no canny stravagin' yon wy frae place tae place, but Drums never complained tae me as if he hed been nippit in the Sooth."

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • "A 'admit that England micht hae dune the job; it's no cannie stravagin' yon wy frae place tae place, but Drums never complained tae me if he hed been nippit in the Sooth."

    A Doctor of the Old School — Complete

  • His warl ', luikin' oot o 'the e'en He gae me, wi' the han's an 'feet He gae me, I wad jist deserve to be nippit oot at ance, or sent intil the ooter mirk (_darkness_)! "

    The Elect Lady

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  • Scots - very cold.

    December 5, 2007