(adj) use only before a noun
Only giving the basics.
No-frills airlines do not serve free food and drinks, but the tickets are much cheaper.
Costco is a no-frills American supermarket. They sell brand name food at lower prices.
/ˈnuliˌwɛdz/ (n plural)
Two people who have just gotten married.
Jim and Lisa are newlyweds who got married yesterday.
To keep asking or telling someone to do something in an irritating way.
His wife always nags. She tells him what to wear, what to eat, what to do…
Go down dramatically.
The temperature nosedived while I was skiing in Switzerland.
A person who is new to a place or country.
When I was a newcomer to Australia, many people helped me settle in.
Not taking care of something.
James and Patricia were neglectful parents, so their children went to live with an aunt and uncle.
Not supporting one side of an argument/debate/war, or the other side.
Switzerland was neutral during World War II.
/ˈnɪpi/ (adj casual)
Weather that is quite cool.
It’s very nippy tonight. I wish I’d brought a jacket.
To feed and look after a child or plant as it is growing.
If you do not love and nurture children, they can get into trouble when they are teenagers.
Saying you know an important or famous person. This behavior is usually viewed in a negative way.
Karen is always name dropping. She thinks it makes her seem important.