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nixie

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[ nik-see ]
/ ˈnɪk si /
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noun

a letter or parcel that is undeliverable by the post office because of a faulty or illegible address.

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Origin of nixie

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First recorded in 1880–85; nix1 + -ie

Definition for nixie (2 of 2)

nixie2
[ nik-see ]
/ ˈnɪk si /

noun German Folklore.

a female water spirit.

Origin of nixie

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1810–20; <German Nixe (Middle High German nickese,Old High German nicchessa;see nix2), perhaps construed at time of borrowing as nix2 + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for nixie

nixie
/ (ˈnɪksɪ) /

noun

German myth a female water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans

Word Origin for nixie

C19: see nix
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