nim


1nim

verb \ˈnim\
nimmednim·ming

Definition of NIM

transitive verb
archaic
:  steal, filch
intransitive verb
archaic :  thieve

Origin of NIM

earlier nim to take, from Middle English nimen, from Old English niman
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with NIM

2nim

noun

Definition of NIM

:  any of various games in which counters are laid out in one or more piles and each player in turn draws one or more counters with the object of taking the last counter, forcing the opponent to take it, or taking the most or fewest counters

Origin of NIM

probably from 1nim
First Known Use: 1901

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