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nix1

[niks]Slang.
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noun
  1. nothing.
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adverb
  1. no1(def 1).
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interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation, especially of warning): Nix, the cops!
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verb (used with object)
  1. to veto; refuse to agree to; prohibit: to nix the project.
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Origin of nix1

1780–90; < German: variant of nichts nothing
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nix1

sentence substitute
  1. another word for no 1 (def. 1)
  2. be careful! watch out!
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noun
  1. a rejection or refusal
  2. nothing at all
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verb
  1. (tr) to veto, deny, reject, or forbid (plans, suggestions, etc)
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Word Origin

C18: from German, colloquial form of nichts nothing

nix2

noun
  1. German myth a male water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans
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Word Origin

C19: from German Nixe nymph or water spirit, from Old High German nihhus; related to Old English nicor sea monster
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Word Origin and History for nixing

nix

v.

"cancel, refuse, forbid," 1903, from nix (n.). Related: Nixed; nixing.

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nix

n.

"nothing, none," 1789, from German nix, dialectal variant of nichts "nothing," from Middle High German nihtes, from genitive of niht, nit "nothing," from Old High German niwiht, from ni, ne "no" (see un-) + wiht "thing, creature" (cf. naught).

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