nibs

[ nibz ]
/ nɪbz /

noun

his / her nibs, Informal: Often Facetious. a person in authority, especially one who is demanding and tyrannical: His nibs wants fresh strawberries in December.

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Origin of nibs

First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for nibs

nibs
/ (nɪbz) /

noun

his nibs (functioning as singular) slang a mock title used of someone in authority

Word Origin for nibs

C19: of unknown origin
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