Origin of nix

1780–90; < German: variant of nichts nothing
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British Dictionary definitions for nixed (1 of 2)

/ (nɪks) US and Canadian informal /

sentence substitute

another word for no 1 (def. 1)
be careful! watch out!


a rejection or refusal
nothing at all


(tr) to veto, deny, reject, or forbid (plans, suggestions, etc)

Word Origin for nix

C18: from German, colloquial form of nichts nothing

British Dictionary definitions for nixed (2 of 2)

/ (nɪks) /


German myth a male water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans

Word Origin for nix

C19: from German Nixe nymph or water spirit, from Old High German nihhus; related to Old English nicor sea monster
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