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nim

verb \ ˈnim \

Definition of nim

nimmed; nimming
transitive verb
archaic :steal, filch
intransitive verb
archaic :thieve

Origin and Etymology of nim

earlier nim to take, from Middle English nimen, from Old English niman


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nim

noun

Definition of nim

:any of various games in which counters are laid out in one or more piles and each player in turn draws one or more counters with the object of taking the last counter, forcing the opponent to take it, or taking the most or fewest counters

Origin and Etymology of nim

probably from 1nim


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