nixie

noun

nix·​ie ˈnik-sē How to pronounce nixie (audio)

Word History

Etymology

German Nixe female nix, from Old High German nichessa, feminine of nihhus nix

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nixie was in 1816

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“Nixie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nixie. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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