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Nip (A)

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As a “nip of whisky,” a “nip of brandy,” “just a nip.” A nipperkin was a small measure. (Dutch, nippen, a sip.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Nine Points of the Law
Nine Spheres (The)
Nine Worthies
Ninepence
Ninian (St.)
Ninon de lEnclos
Ninus
Niobe
Niord
Nip (A)
Nip in the Bud
Nip-cheese or Nip-farthing
Nipperkin (A)
Nirvana
Nishapoor and Tous
Nisi Prius
Nisroch
Nit
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Nix (mas.), Nixie (fem.)