nibs

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
\ ˈnibz How to pronounce nibs (audio) \

Definition of nibs

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

First Known Use of nibs

circa 1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nibs

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“Nibs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nibs. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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