nail-biter

noun
nail-bit·​er | \ ˈnāl-ˌbī-tər How to pronounce nail-biter (audio) \

Definition of nail-biter

: something (such as a close contest) that induces tension or anxiety

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nail-biting \ ˈnāl-​ˌbī-​-​tiŋ How to pronounce nail-biting (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of nail-biter

1950, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near nail-biter

nail apron

nail bed

nail bit

nail-biter

nail bone

nailbrush

nail down

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nail-biter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nail-biter

: something (such as a game or movie) that causes people to feel nervous because the ending is not known until the final moment

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