- an informal, simplified spelling of night.
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Examples from the Web for nite
Kimmel is also a Letterman guy—the license plate of his first car read “L8 NITE.”Secrets of the Late Night War
November 8, 2010
They look out every nite and say, 'Oh, a'nt the moon lovely!'Mark Twain's Speeches
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Forster imagined that he read, "Nite dear MD, drowsy drowsy dear."The Journal to Stella
But as the nite wore on he felt a gnawing in his stomach, that grew worse.Futuria Fantasia, Fall 1939
So I left the Teliskope in Linkin's room that nite, an went to bed.
An sure enuf, that nite not a word did he speak, nor a story did he tell.
Word Origin and History for nite
arbitrary respelling of night, attested from 1931.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper