Nippy vs Busy - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Nippy is a related term of busy.
As nouns the difference between nippy and busy
is that nippy
is (uk|dated) a waitress in a while busy
is a police officer.
As an adjective busy is
crowded with business or activities; having a great deal going on.
As a verb busy is
to make somebody busy
, to keep busy with, to occupy, to make occupied.
(informal) Of the weather, rather cold.
(informal) fast; speedy
* Melanie Allen, Customer Relations Management (page 6)
- Gosh, it's a bit nippy today: I'd better wear my gloves.
- A Rolls Royce will not do if you need an economical, nippy car that is easy to park.
Crowded with business or activities; having a great deal going on.
- a busy street
Engaged in another activity or by someone else.
- To-morrow is a busy day.
- The director cannot see you now, he's busy .
- Her telephone has been busy all day.
Having a lot going on; complicated or intricate.
- She is too busy to have time for riddles.
* 1603 , , IV. ii. 130:
- Flowers, stripes, and checks in the same fabric make for a busy pattern.
- I will be hanged if some eternal villain, / Some busy and insinuating rogue, / Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, / Have not devised this slander; I'll be hanged else.
To make somebody busy , to keep busy with, to occupy, to make occupied.
* On my vacation I'll busy myself with gardening.
To rush somebody.
A police officer.