Synonyms of nip


1. nip, shot, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount

usage: a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"

2. Jap, Nip, Japanese, Nipponese

usage: (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

3. relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang, taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception

usage: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

4. chilliness, coolness, nip, coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness

usage: the property of being moderately cold; "the chilliness of early morning"

5. nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest, spiciness, spice, spicery

usage: a tart spicy quality

6. nip, pinch, bite, chomp, clip, clipping, snip

usage: a small sharp bite or snip


1. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, grip

usage: squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

2. nip, bite, seize with teeth

usage: give a small sharp bite to; "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"

3. nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off, cut

usage: sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"

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Definition and meaning of nip (Dictionary)