Nip may refer to:

* Nip is a derogatory word for a Japanese person. It is derived from "Nippon", 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.
* Nip can also refer to NIP number is a number under which your company is evidenced as a taxpayer (Poland).
* 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" and also 'to bite lightly (with intent to get one's attention but not to harm them)' as in "The hungry dog nipped at its owner's heals."
* 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 in paper making is the place of intersection where one roll touches another.
* Nip Slang for nipple as in "Nip slip"
* 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".
*Nip is Irish slang for being naked " being in the nip"

NIP or NIPS may stand for:
* Notice of Intended Prosecution, usually for traffic offences
* Neural Information Processing Systems, a computational statistics conference held annually in Canada
* Naval Intelligence Professionals, an association of active duty, retired and reserve officers, enlisted personnel, and civilians who serve or have served within the Naval Intelligence community
* Ninjas in Pyjamas, a pro gaming team
* National Immunization Program, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, located in Augusta, Georgia.
* nude in public
* "New In Package", used in online auction listings.
* Normal Incidence Pyrheliometer, an instrument that measures direct solar radiation (pointed directly at the sun) [ [ EPLAB: Normal Incidence Pyrheliometer] ]


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  • Nip — Nip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nipped}, less properly {Nipt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nipping}.] [OE. nipen; cf. D. niipen to pinch, also knippen to nip, clip, pinch, snap, knijpen to pinch, LG. knipen, G. kneipen, kneifen, to pinch, cut off, nip, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nip — Nip, n. 1. A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice. [1913 Webster] 2. A pinch with the nails or teeth. [1913 Webster] 3. A small cut, or a cutting off the end. [1913 Webster] 4. A blast; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • NIP — NIP, NIPS, or nip may refer to: Neural Information Processing Systems, a computational statistics conference held annually, usually in Canada. Naval Intelligence Professionals, an association of active duty, retired and reserve officers, enlisted …   Wikipedia

  • nip — nip1 [nip] vt. nipped, nipping [ME nippen, prob. < MLowG nippen or ON hnippa < IE * kneib (< base * ken , to scrape) > Gr kniptos, stingy] 1. to catch or squeeze between two surfaces, points, or edges; pinch or bite 2. to sever… …   English World dictionary

  • nip — Ⅰ. nip [1] ► VERB (nipped, nipping) 1) pinch, squeeze, or bite sharply. 2) (of cold or frost) cause pain or harm to. 3) Brit. informal go quickly. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • nip — [n] swallow, taste bite, catch, dram, drop, finger, jolt, morsel, mouthful, nibble, pinch, portion, shot*, sip, slug*, snifter, soupçon, toothful; concepts 458,831 Ant. mouthful nip [v1] bite; take small part catch, clip, compress, grip, munch,… …   New thesaurus

  • Nip — [nip] n. [< NIP(PONESE)] [also n ] Slang a Japanese: a term of contempt or derision …   English World dictionary

  • nip|py — «NIHP ee», adjective, pi|er, pi|est. 1. biting; sharp: »a nippy wind, nippy cheese. 2. apt to nip: »a nippy dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nip — Nip, n. [LG. & D. nippen to sip; akin to Dan. nippe, G. nippen.] A sip or small draught; esp., a draught of intoxicating liquor; a dram. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nip-up — /nip up /, n. a calisthenic routine or gymnastic move of springing to one s feet from a supine position. [1935 40; n. use of v. phrase nip up] * * * …   Universalium

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