nip nip  /ˈnɪp/


  1. (n) a small drink of liquor
  2. (n) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
  3. (n) the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  4. (n) the property of being moderately cold
  5. (n) a tart spicy quality
  6. (n) a small sharp bite or snip
  7. (v) squeeze tightly between the fingers
  8. (v) give a small sharp bite to
  9. (v) sever or remove by pinching or snipping

Derived Word(s)


  1. With a snip here and a nip there, makeover shows tap into the belief that changing how you look can change who you are.
  2. The protesters nip after the governor because he had proposed dramatic reforms that did not take place .


  1. Belichick to reporters: I’m not giving minute-by-minute Tebow news

    If anyone thinks Tim Tebow is going to be the center of attention in New England this summer, Patriots coach Bill Belichick would like to nip that in the bud. Asked by a reporter today about Tebow improving as a passer, Belichick told the media not to bother asking for regular Tebow updates, because he…
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  2. GSA falls to Bucksport in quarterfinals

    In quarterfinal action on Thursday in Bucksport, the Golden Bucks rallied to score twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to nip the George Stevens Academy Eagles 2-1.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fenceviewer

  3. Raise a wee dram of a fine single malt with the old man

    By Tribune-Review Every father, in candid moments, cannot help acknowledging a soft spot for a wee nip of fine Scotch whisky. Scotland native and now Pittsburgh-based barman ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

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