(noun, verb)


1. a small drink of liquor

Similar word(s): shot

Definition categories: quantity

2. (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

Definition categories: person, japanese, nipponese

3. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

Similar word(s): flavor, flavour, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang

Definition categories: thought, taste

4. the property of being moderately cold

Similar word(s): chilliness, coolness

Definition categories: attribute, cold, coldness, frigidity, frigidness

5. a tart spicy quality

Similar word(s): piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest

Definition categories: attribute, spice, spicery, spiciness

6. a small sharp bite or snip

Similar word(s): pinch

Definition categories: act, clip, clipping, snip, bite, chomp

Sentences with nip as a noun:

- I’ll just take a nip of that cake.

- He had a nip of whiskey.

- The puppy gave his owner’s finger a nip.

- There is a nip in the air. It is nippy outside.


1. squeeze tightly between the fingers

Similar word(s): pinch, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch

Definition categories: contact, grip

2. give a small sharp bite to

- The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles

Definition categories: contact, bite

3. sever or remove by pinching or snipping

- nip off the flowers

Similar word(s): clip, snip

Definition categories: contact, cut

Sentences with nip as a verb:

- Why don’t you nip down to the grocer’s for some milk?