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nibs

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noun plural but singular in construction \ˈnibz\

Definition of nibs

  1. :  an important or self-important person —usually used in the phrases his nibs or her nibs as if a title of honor



Origin and Etymology of nibs

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1821



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