Nippy vs Busy - What's the difference?

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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.

nippy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • (informal) Of the weather, rather cold.
  • Gosh, it's a bit nippy today: I'd better wear my gloves.
  • (informal) fast; speedy
  • * Melanie Allen, Customer Relations Management (page 6)
  • A Rolls Royce will not do if you need an economical, nippy car that is easy to park.

    busy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Crowded with business or activities; having a great deal going on.
  • a busy street
  • * Shakespeare
  • To-morrow is a busy day.
  • Engaged in another activity or by someone else.
  • The director cannot see you now, he's busy .
    Her telephone has been busy all day.
    She is too busy to have time for riddles.
  • Having a lot going on; complicated or intricate.
  • Flowers, stripes, and checks in the same fabric make for a busy pattern.
  • Officious; meddling.
  • * 1603 , , IV. ii. 130:
  • 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.

    Verb

  • 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.
  • Noun

    (busies)
  • A police officer.