nippish means: 1. Hungry. Sometimes slightly hungry, or just wishing to appear hungry. Originated from the nip, or a tiny bite. 2. It can feel a little bit cold. A feeling that you are cold, but it is usually a slight sensation due to a breeze or a lack of jackets. It is not used often to refer to wearing several layers but still feeling cold. Originated from the nippy (in Community Dictionary, added by Carlos Campos)