[ nes-ee ]
/ ˈnɛs i /

noun Informal.

Origin of Nessie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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."

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