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nix

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noun \ˈniks\

Definition of nix

  1. :  nothing



Origin of nix

German nichts nothing


First Known Use: 1789

Rhymes with nix


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nix

verb

Simple Definition of nix

  • : to refuse to accept or allow (something) : to say no to (something, such as a suggestion or plan)

Full Definition of nix

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  veto, reject <the court nixed the merger>

Examples of nix

  1. <our supervisor nixed my request to work from home, if only on a trial basis>

  2. <movie audiences have effectively nixed the idea of the reviving the old-fashioned western by emphatically ignoring this latest effort>



Circa 1903

First Known Use of nix

circa 1903


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nix

adverb

Definition of nix

  1. :  no —used to express disagreement or the withholding of permission —often used with on <they said nix on our plan>



1902

First Known Use of nix

1902


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nix

noun

Definition of nix

  1. :  a water sprite of Germanic folklore



Origin of nix

German, from Old High German nihhus; akin to Old English nicor water monster and perhaps to Greek nizein to wash


First Known Use: 1833


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