Idioms

    give the nod to, Informal. to express approval of; agree to: The board gave the nod to the new proposal.
    on the nod,
    1. British Slang. on credit.
    2. Slang. drowsy following a dose of a narcotic drug.

Origin of nod

1350–1400; Middle English nodde, of uncertain origin

SYNONYMS FOR nod

Related forms

nod·der, nounnod·ding·ly, adverbun·nod·ding, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nod out (1 of 2)

nod out

verb

(intr, adverb) slang to lapse into stupor, esp on heroin

British Dictionary definitions for nod out (2 of 2)

nod

/ (nɒd) /

verb nods, nodding or nodded


noun

See also nod off, nod out

Derived Forms

nodding, adjective, noun

Word Origin for nod

C14 nodde, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with nod out

nod

In addition to the idiom beginning with nod

  • nodding acquaintance
  • nod off

also see:

  • get the nod

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