Does the term "its nippy outside" come from when girls get cold and their nipple expand?

The term nippy has nothing to do with nipples. Nippy means chilly or cold; sharp or biting; tangy.

It has its origin in the 16th century (1565-1575) from the word "nip" which means to squeeze or compress tightly between two surfaces or points; pinch; bite; a biting quality, as in cold or frosty air.

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Wednesday, September 28 2016


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