na·​da | \ ˈnä-də How to pronounce nada (audio) \

Definition of nada

Examples of nada in a Sentence

It won't cost you anything—zero, nothing, nada.

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The show follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously brought into an exact replica of their wealthy New England town, except there are no parents, no governing officials, nada. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Watch the Trailer for Netflix's "The Society," the Thrilling New Series That's a Modern Take on "Lord of the Flies"," 4 Apr. 2019 This is a big money-maker for us—costs us nothing, nada, niente. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Bezos Invades Trump’s Backyard," 14 Nov. 2018 Mas nada nessa vida é pra sempre, espero q vc seja muito feliz na sua nova caminhada., "Real Madrid Star Linked With Juventus Move After Promise of Cristiano Ronaldo Reunion," 13 July 2018 Sergio se hará una limpieza del pequeño cuerpo suelto y con una rodilla que no tiene nada roto la recuperación tarda dos semanas para estar apto., "Wife of Argentina's Sergio Romero Hits Out at Drop & Claims Goalkeeper Would Be Fit for World Cup," 23 May 2018 Yesterday, the model revealed her new size-inclusive swimsuit collaboration with Swimsuits for All in a post on Instagram, uploading a bunch of Graham-centric photos that were completely unedited—no Photoshop, no smoke-and-mirror tricks, nada. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, "Ashley Graham Just Released a Fully Un-Retouched Swimsuit Campaign," 2 May 2018 Better to get 10 bucks, a brat purchase and an email address than nada. Chris Jones,, "For the first time, the Cubs are offering a cheap-seat lottery at Wrigley. It’s a smokescreen.," 5 Apr. 2018 Here are some wonderful things to do at Disney World, all for nada: 1. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney World: Free things to do at the resort," 12 Feb. 2018 For teams jockeying for position in the standings, the blood round can make the difference between a title, a trophy, or taking home nada., "OSAA state wrestling Day 1 recap: Highlights, surprises, storylines entering Day 2," 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nada

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nada

Spanish, from Latin (res) nata situation, circumstance, literally, a thing come into being

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The first known use of nada was in 1867

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to take the place or position of

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