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.
[nib] /nɪb/
noun
1.
the point of a pen, or either of its divisions.
2.
a penpoint for insertion into a penholder.
3.
a point of anything:
a cutting tool with a diamond nib.
4.
a bill or beak, as of a bird; neb.
5.
any pointed extremity.
6.
Metallurgy.

/nɪbz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (slang) his nibs, a mock title used of someone in authority
/nɪb/
noun
1.
the writing point of a pen, esp an insertable tapered metal part with a split tip
2.
a point, tip, or beak
3.
(pl) crushed cocoa beans
verb (transitive) nibs, nibbing, nibbed
4.
to provide with a nib
5.
to prepare or sharpen the nib of
n.

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

1580s, “beak or bill of a bird,” Scottish variant of Old English neb (see neb). Meaning “point” (of a pen or quill) first recorded 1610s.

nib (nĭb)
n.
The smooth or serrated portion of a dental instrument that comes into contact with restorative material being condensed.

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