nix

verb
\ ˈniks How to pronounce nix (audio) \
nixed; nixing; nixes

Definition of nix

 (Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

US, informal
: to refuse to accept or allow (something) : veto, reject The court nixed the merger. Many of Paris's newest hangouts are nixing gilded French style in favor of white walls, psychedelia and menus of tuna carpaccio and Parmesan-arugula salad.— Jane Sigal Prince has cited artistic factors for nixing the reunion.— Chris Willman

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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Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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

Noun (1), Verb, and Adverb

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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“Nix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nix. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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nix

verb

English Language Learners Definition of nix

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

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