Nippy vs Frozen - What's the difference?

nippy | frozen |

As a noun nippy

is (uk|dated) a waitress in a.

As an adjective frozen is

in the state of that which freezes; in ice form.

As a verb frozen is





  • (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.




    (en adjective)
  • In the state of that which freezes; in ice form.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author= Nick Miroff
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=32, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Mexico gets a taste for eating insects […] , passage=The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters […]. But the priciest items in the market aren't the armadillo steaks or even the bluefin tuna. That would be the frozen chicatanas – giant winged ants – at around $500 a kilo.}}
  • Immobilized.
  • (label) In a state such that transactions are not allowed.
  • Verb

  • The mammoth was frozen shortly after death.
    English adjectives ending in -en English irregular past participles