[ nahy ]


  1. Edgar Wilson Bill Nye, 1850–96, U.S. humorist.
  2. a male given name, form of Aneurin.


/ naɪ /


  1. a flock of pheasants Also callednideeye
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Nye1

C15: from Old French ni, from Latin nīdus nest
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Example Sentences

Nye said the issue is far more complex than giving out more food.

If all else fails, at least Bill Nye has a plan to save the planet by fighting asteroids with lasers.

I have no idea if he is the “friend” who ratted me out to Joseph Nye.

Did you watch the recent debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye on evolution versus creationism?

Bill Nye and Ken Ham will never be on the same page, no matter how many debates they have.

A couple minutes later, Nye began his reply on a civil note: “Mr. Ham,” said Nye.

A Chinaman came up to Mr. Nye and me in the street, and offered to sell us a rat, a big fellow still alive.

When he had heard Orion's troubled story, he called on Governor Nye and delivered himself in his own fashion.

He said things that made men from the Pacific coast, who had known Nye, scream with delight.

If, as I recommend, you grind your coffee at home, you will find Nye's machines very good.

From the collection owned by Gideon Nye, Jr., who valued this picture at sixteen thousand guineas.