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nibs

[nibz] /nɪbz/
noun
1.
his/her nibs, Informal: Often Facetious. a person in authority, especially one who is demanding and tyrannical:
His nibs wants fresh strawberries in December.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for his nibs

nibs

/nɪbz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (slang) his nibs, a mock title used of someone in authority
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for his nibs

nibs

n.

especially in His Nibs "boss, employer, self-important person," 1821, of unknown origin; perhaps a variant of nob "person of high position."

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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