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Nip may refer to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ...

  • Nip is a derogatory word for a Japanese person. It is derived from "Nippon" (mispronounced with a short "i" sound), the Japanese term for Japan. Usage in this context probably peaked around the time of World War II. It is seldom used this way today. Heard frequently on the WWII-based sitcom McHale's Navy.
  • Nip can also refer to a small quantity (mostly of a drink), such as a shot of liquor. In relation to spirits it tends to refer to a small, unmeasured quantity, but in Britain a nip of beer is specifically defined as a third of a pint (189ml). This is one of the three legal sizes for draught beer glasses; it was formerly used for very strong beer but is now rarely seen.
  • Nip is also used as part of the expression nip and tuck, originally a close contest, but now more often a slang reference to plastic surgery. See Nip/Tuck for the television series.
  • Possibly the most common modern usage is in the expression nipped in the bud, a reference to something ended before it reached its full potential. Example: The athlete's career was nipped in the bud by major injuries.
  • to nip is a verb meaning something along the lines of 'to move quickly, but not very far', such as in the phrase "I'll just nip next door".
  • nip is also used as a synonym for 'chill' as in the phrase "there's a nip in the air tonight".
  • By extension of the meaning of the last two above, nippy or nipster can mean either chilly or quick, depending on the context, used in a sentence: "It's nippy outside today!" or "It's nipster!"
  • Nip Slang for nipple as in "Nip slip"
  • Nip Slang for excessive, predictable gamer. Example: "He's a Nip isn't he? He's always playing Wii, PC, eating or sleeping. I never see him do anything else! That Nip!"
  • to nip in slang is also a reference to someone's nipples being in an erect state often displaying through a layer of clothes.
  • Hamburgers served at the Salisbury House restaurant chain in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada are known as "nips".
  • Playing "nip" is a slang term commonly used in the northern Virginia area and generally refers to flirtation between two young people. Example: Sean, rather than working, spent his afternoons playing nip with the girl at the Starbucks counter.
  • Nip is scots slang for kissing or "Gettin' Aff"

NIP or NIPS may stand for: Languages Japanese Religions Shinto, Buddhism, large secular groups      The Japanese people ) is the ethnic group that identifies as Japanese by culture or ancestry, or both. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... McHales Navy was an American television sitcom series. ... Look up shot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Spirits redirects here. ... For the album by The Huntingtons, see Plastic Surgery (album). ... Nip/Tuck is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television medical drama series created by Ryan Murphy for FX Networks. ... This article is about the anatomical structure. ... Salisbury House is a restaurant chain in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada It is better known as Sals and it is considered a Winnipeg institution. ...


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Nip is also used as part of the expression nip and tuck, originally a close contest, but now more often a slang.
nip is also used as a synonym for 'chill' as in the phrase "there's a nip in the air tonight"
Nip Slang for nipple as in "Nip slip"
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