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nipping

[nip-ing] /ˈnɪp ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
sharp or biting, as cold.
2.
sarcastic; caustic.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; nip1 + -ing2
Related forms
nippingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nippingly

nipping

/ˈnɪpɪŋ/
adjective
1.
sharp and biting a nipping wind
2.
sarcastic; bitter
Derived Forms
nippingly, adverb
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