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nada

[nah-duh]
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noun Informal.
  1. nothing; zero; none: I have absolutely no motivation—zilch, zip, nada!
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Origin of nada

From Spanish
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  • Eric helped Nada to a place on the crystal, lay down at her side.

    The Cosmic Express

    John Stewart Williamson

  • The door of Nada's little room was open and he entered through it.

    The Country Beyond

    James Oliver Curwood

  • Was it possible that Nada and the Missioner had not escaped its fury?

    The Country Beyond

    James Oliver Curwood

  • Nada Hawkins wasn't with him, and he didn't say who had died and who hadn't.

    The Country Beyond

    James Oliver Curwood

  • "No one has told me," and he was thinking of Nada, and her death.

    The Country Beyond

    James Oliver Curwood


British Dictionary definitions for nada

nada

noun
  1. mainly US informal nothing
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Word Origin

C20: Spanish
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Word Origin and History for nada

n.

"nothing," 1933, slang, introduced by Hemingway, from Spanish nada "nothing," from Latin (res) nata "small, insignificant thing," literally "(thing) born" (see natal).

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