nim

verb
\ ˈnim \
nimmed; nimming

Definition of nim 

(Entry 1 of 2)

nim

noun

Definition of nim (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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Modiam quis amconsenim alit vendionsed elessent lametum ad magniam dit nim veros et, conulput vulluptat dolutpat. Houston Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, "PLAY HED 54 GOES HERE AND HERE Perry hel goes here and hery djsk dski," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of nim

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nim

Verb

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

Noun

probably from nim entry 1

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