Nip is defined as to pinch or bite.(verb)
An example of to nip is for a kitten to give a little love bite while playing.
The definition of a nip is a small bite or sting, or a small amount of alcohol.(noun)
See nip in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME nippen, prob. < MLowG nippen or ON hnippa < IE *kneib- (< base *ken-, to scrape) > Gr kniptos, stingy
Origin: < Nip(ponese)
See nip in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb nipped nipped, nip·ping, nips verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English nippen
Origin: , perhaps from Middle Dutch nipen.
Origin: Probably short for nipperkin
Origin: , of Dutch or Low German origin.
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