[nif-tee] /ˈnɪf ti/ Informal.
adjective, niftier, niftiest.
attractively stylish or smart:
a nifty new dress for Easter.
very good; fine; excellent:
a nifty idea.
We sold the car for a nifty profit.
noun, plural nifties.
something nifty, as a clever remark or joke.
adjective (informal) -tier, -tiest
pleasing, apt, or stylish
quick, agile: he’s nifty on his feet
“smart, stylish,” 1868, of unknown origin, perhaps theatrical slang, first attested in a poem by Bret Harte, who said it was a shortened, altered form of magnificat. Related: Niftily; niftiness.
Smart; stylish; neat, slick: a great many niftier and hotter words/ a nifty way to upstage the president (1868+)
: You did that real nifty
[origin unknown; called by Bret Harte, in the 1868 example, ”Short for magnificat”]
[nig] /nɪg/ verb (used with object), nigged, nigging. Masonry. 1. . n. c.1300, “niggardly person” (see niggard). As an abbreviated form of nigger, attested by c.1832, American English. noun A black person (1932+) National Institute of Genetics
[nahy-juh l] /ˈnaɪ dʒəl/ noun 1. a male given name, form of . masc. proper name; see Neil.
noun 1. any of several annual herbs of the genus Nigella, having dissected leaves and showy blue or white flowers. /naɪˈdʒɛlə/ noun 1. any plant of the ranunculaceous genus Nigella, from the Mediterranean and W Asia, esp N. damascena See love-in-a-mist
[nahy-jer; French nee-zher] /ˈnaɪ dʒər; French niˈʒɛr/ noun 1. a republic in NW Africa: formerly part of French West Africa. 458,976 sq. mi. (1,188,748 sq. km). Capital: Niamey. 2. a river in W Africa, rising in S Guinea, flowing NE through Mali, and then SE through Nigeria into the Gulf of Guinea. 2600 miles (4185 […]