nixes









nixes


noun

  1. nothing.

adverb

  1. no1(def 1).

interjection

  1. (used as an exclamation, especially of warning): Nix, the cops!

verb (used with object)

  1. to veto; refuse to agree to; prohibit: to nix the project.

noun, plural nix·es.

  1. (in Germanic folklore) a water spirit that draws its victims into its underwater home.

sentence substitute

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

noun

  1. a rejection or refusal
  2. nothing at all

verb

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

noun

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

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