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ixnay

interjection

no!; an exclamation expressing rejection

Examples

She said 'ixnay' to attending the event.

Word Origin

pig Latin for nix

Usage Note

also ixnay v 'to cancel, stop'

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Word Origin and History for ixnay

"no, no more," pig Latin for nix.

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Slang definitions & phrases for ixnay

ixnay

negation

No; no more; none: Ixnay on the kabitz

[1930+; pig Latin for nix]


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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