nix

verb
\ ˈniks \
nixed; nixing; nixes

Definition of nix 

(Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

: veto, reject the court nixed the merger

nix

adverb

Definition of nix (Entry 2 of 4)

: no used to express disagreement or the withholding of permission often used with on they said nix on our plan

nix

noun (1)

Definition of nix (Entry 3 of 4)

: nothing There's a whole day's work for nix.

nix

noun (2)

Definition of nix (Entry 4 of 4)

: a water sprite of Germanic folklore

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Examples of nix in a Sentence

Verb

our supervisor nixed my request to work from home, if only on a trial basis movie audiences have effectively nixed the idea of the reviving the old-fashioned western by emphatically ignoring this latest effort

First Known Use of nix

Verb

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1862, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

1789, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nix

Verb

see nix entry 3

Adverb

see nix entry 3

Noun (1)

German nichts nothing

Noun (2)

German, from Old High German nihhus; akin to Old English nicor water monster and perhaps to Greek nizein to wash

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The first known use of nix was in 1789

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nix

verb

English Language Learners Definition of nix

: to refuse to accept or allow (something) : to say no to (something, such as a suggestion or plan)

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