nick

[ nik ]
/ nɪk /

noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. nicholson, jack,
  2. nichrome,
  3. nicht,
  4. nicht wahr,
  5. nicias,
  6. nick-nack,
  7. nickel,
  8. nickel acetate,
  9. nickel belt ,
  10. nickel bloom

Idioms

    in the nick of time, at the right or vital moment, usually at the last possible moment: The fire engines arrived in the nick of time.

Origin of nick

1475–85; obscurely akin to Old English gehnycned wrinkled, Old Norse hnykla to wrinkle

Related formsun·nicked, adjective

Nick

[ nik ]
/ nɪk /

noun

a male given name, form of Nicholas.
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British Dictionary definitions for nick

nick

1
/ (nɪk) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for nick

C15: perhaps changed from C14 nocke nock

noun

computing an alias adopted by a member of a chatroom or forum; nickname

Word Origin for nick

short for nickname

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Word Origin and History for nick
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Idioms and Phrases with nick

nick

see in the nick of time.

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