nisse

noun nis·se \ˈnisə\

Definition of nisse

plural

nisser

or

nisses

  1. :  a friendly goblin or brownie of Scandinavian folklore that frequents farm buildings :  kobold nisse … a harmless creature, dressed in red blouse and pantaloons and wearing a red cap — National Geographic

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Origin and Etymology of nisse

Swedish or Danish or Norwegian, alteration of Nils (Saint) Nicholas


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