1 v quickly go and do something, very similar to “pop”: I’m just going to nip out for a minute. 2 n chill: There’s a bit of a nip in the air; It’s a bit nippy today. And yes, the Brits do also use it to derogatorily refer to Japanese people, so the Pearl Harbour “nip in the air” jokes have probably been covered already.

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Related words

nick, niggle, noddy, nouse

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