[ nes-ee ]
/ ˈnɛs i /
D’oh! Words We BlurtEver trip over a sidewalk curb? Fall down a step? Bump into someone on the street? Push a door the wrong way? What’s your first verbal instinct in these moments of surprise? Is it to blurt out some onomatopoetic non-word (QZ.com refers to them quite accurately as “interjections, exclamations, non-lexical conversational sounds”). Well, whatever they are called, we know a few gut-reaction examples (that have …
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Examples from the Web for nessie
Nessie Fitzgerald was back in London before the week was out, and doing a play.
Word Origin and History for nessie
colloquial name of the "Loch Ness monster," 1945. The loch is named for the river Ness, probably from an Old Celtic word meaning "roaring one."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper