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From nip.


nippitate (comparative more nippitate, superlative most nippitate)

  1. (archaic, humorous) Peculiarly strong and good; said of ale or liquor.
    'Twill make a cup of wine taste nippitate. — Chapman.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for nippitate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)