na·​da ˈnä-də How to pronounce nada (audio)

Examples of nada in a Sentence

It won't cost you anything—zero, nothing, nada.
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Word History


Spanish, from Latin (res) nata situation, circumstance, literally, a thing come into being

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nada was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Nada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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