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nix1

[niks] /nɪks/
noun
1.
adverb
2.
no.
interjection
3.
(used as an exclamation, especially of warning):
Nix, the cops!
verb (used with object)
4.
to veto; refuse to agree to; prohibit:
to nix the project.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < German: variant of nichts nothing
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Examples from the web for nixed
  • So it is surprising that this novel got so close to publication before it got nixed.
  • Unfortunately, the economic downturn has nixed many students' plans for spring break.
  • Star circles are spinning with pairs who have nixed plans to get hitched.
  • He nixed the idea of an internal fan, because he thought it was noisy and clumsy.
  • But the shooting was already running behind schedule, so the location manager nixed it.
  • We stayed on the beach for hours but nixed the idea of sleeping there.
British Dictionary definitions for nixed

nix1

/nɪks/
sentence substitute
1.
another word for no1 (sense 1)
2.
be careful! watch out!
noun
3.
a rejection or refusal
4.
nothing at all
verb
5.
(transitive) to veto, deny, reject, or forbid (plans, suggestions, etc)
Word Origin
C18: from German, colloquial form of nichts nothing

nix2

/nɪks/
noun
1.
(German myth) a male water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans
Word Origin
C19: from German Nixe nymph or water spirit, from Old High German nihhus; related to Old English nicor sea monster
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Word Origin and History for nixed

nix

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).

v.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for nixed

nix

noun
  1. Nothing: wasn't taking her out here in the park for nix (1789+)
  2. A refusal; veto: if the Petrillo nix stands (1951+)
negation

No: I asked her for one and she said nix (1909+)

verb

To veto; reject: had been considering marriage but have apparently nixed the idea/ and he was afraid that might nix his CBS deal (1903+)

[fr German nichts, ''nothing'']


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Encyclopedia Article for nixed

nix

in Germanic mythology, a water being, half human, half fish, that lives in a beautiful underwater palace and mingles with humans by assuming a variety of physical forms (e.g., that of a fair maiden or an old woman) or by making itself invisible. One of three attributes may betray the disguises of nixes: they are music lovers and excellent dancers, and they have the gift of prophecy. Usually malevolent, a nix can easily be propitiated with gifts. In some regions, nixes are said to abduct human children and to lure people into deep water to drown. According to some sources, nixes can marry human beings and bear human children.

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