nill

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verb \ˈnil\

Definition of nill

  1. intransitive verb
  2. archaic :  to be unwilling :  will not will you nill you, I will marry you — William Shakespeare

  3. transitive verb
  4. archaic :  refuse

Origin and Etymology of nill

Middle English nilen, from Old English nyllan, from ne not + wyllan to wish — more at no, will


First Known Use: before 12th century

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