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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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Related Words for nada

nil, nonentity, love, nobody, aught, nadir, zip, bottom, scratch, oblivion, nix, cipher, zilch, blank, naught, void, nullity, nada, nought, shutout

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Historical Examples of nada

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

    The Cosmic Express

    John Stewart Williamson

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

    The Country Beyond

    James Oliver Curwood

  • Even if he guesses our way, the swamp will hold him back, Nada.

    The Country Beyond

    James Oliver Curwood

  • It was a little cry from Nada that drove the unreality away.

    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


  1. mainly US informal nothing
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Word Origin for nada

C20: Spanish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for nada


"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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