nip1 noun a small measure of whisky 19-. etymology: Scots; a contraction of nipperken ‘originally a half pint or less of ale’; a modern standard pub measure of whisky is 25 or 35 ml; attested by BW
nip2 verb to tingle with pain: It’ll nip for a while.’ And I put a bandage on it. 16-. etymology: Scots; attested by DW in DC