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nibs

[ nibz ]

noun

  1. hisher nibs, Informal: Often Facetious. a person in authority, especially one who is demanding and tyrannical:

    His nibs wants fresh strawberries in December.



nibs

/ nɪbz /

noun

  1. his nibs slang.
    his nibs functioning as singular a mock title used of someone in authority


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nibs1

First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nibs1

C19: of unknown origin

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Example Sentences

Well, they wants to kill his Nibs and all the dookes, to make one of their own crowd king.

One of the parts, or nibs, is cut off close to the handle and the remaining one sharpened on both edges at the point.

I am no good at French, so indulge in a game of nibs with my neighbour, who does not love ‘parley-voo’ any more than I do.

When sufficiently boiled, strain the cocoa from the nibs, mix it with equal proportions of milk, and sweeten with sugar.

No, Jimmy did not know of this strenuous course of Nibs' training.

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