When the popsicle man came around, my mother gave me a nickel.
I was already over forty, had hardly a nickel in my pocket and this was the biggest break in my life.
For every dollar of wealth owned by white folks in the United States today, black folks on average own less than a nickel.
If I had a nickel for every time an Palestinian was paid under those terms, I wouldn't have any nickels.
Back then, when you made a movie that lost money, you lost every nickel.
An when yous want a nickel or two, let me know, he said with manly tenderness.
It is the source of a considerable supply of nickel and cobalt.
When I want to use the 'phone I pop round to the drug store and have a nickel's worth.
For every nickel that she lost for him, she brought a new customer.
White belts, with nickel buckles, are worn and white cross-belts.
whitish metal element, 1755, coined in 1754 by Swedish mineralogist Axel von Cronstedt (1722-1765) from shortening of Swedish kopparnickel "copper-colored ore" (from which it was first obtained), a half-translation of German Kupfernickel, literally "copper demon," from Kupfer (see copper) + Nickel "demon, goblin, rascal" (a pet form of masc. proper name Nikolaus, cf. English Old Nick "the devil;" see Nicholas); the ore so called by miners because it looked like copper but yielded none.
Meaning "coin made partly of nickel" is from 1857, when the U.S. introduced one-cent coins made of nickel to replace the old bulky copper pennies. Application to five-cent piece (originally one part nickel, three parts copper) is from 1883, American English; in earlier circulation there were silver half-dimes. To nickel-and-dime (someone) is from 1964 (nickels and dimes "very small amounts of money" is attested from 1893).
nickel nick·el (nĭk'əl)
A silvery hard ductile ferromagnetic metallic element used in alloys and in corrosion-resistant surfaces. Atomic number 28; atomic weight 58.69; melting point 1,455°C; boiling point 2,913°C; specific gravity 8.902; valence 0, 1, 2, 3.
A silvery, hard, ductile metallic element that occurs in ores along with iron or magnesium. It resists oxidation and corrosion and is used to make alloys such as stainless steel. It is also used as a coating for other metals. Atomic number 28; atomic weight 58.69; melting point 1,453°C; boiling point 2,732°C; specific gravity 8.902; valence 0, 1, 2, 3. See Periodic Table.