[nit-ee-grit-ee] /ˈnɪt iˈgrɪt i/ Slang.
the essential substance or details of a matter; basics; crux:
Let’s skip the chitchat and get down to the nitty-gritty.
fundamental, detailed, or probing:
direct and practical:
nitty-gritty advice; a nitty-gritty system.
(informal) the nitty-gritty, the basic facts of a matter, situation, etc; the core
“basic facts,” 1961, knitty-gritty, American English, said to have been chiefly used by black jazz musicians, perhaps ultimately from nit and grits “finely ground corn.” As an adjective from 1966.
[nit-wit] /ˈnɪtˌwɪt/ noun 1. a slow-witted, stupid, or foolish person. /ˈnɪtˌwɪt/ noun 1. (informal) a foolish person n. “stupid person,” 1922, probably from nit “nothing,” from dialectal German or Yiddish, from Middle Low German (see nix) + wit (n.). noun A stupid person; fool; boob [1922+; perhaps fr nit, fr German dialect, ”no,” found by […]
[nee-oo-ey] /niˈu eɪ/ noun 1. an island in the S Pacific between Tonga and Cook Islands: possession of New Zealand. 5128; about 100 sq. mi. (260 sq. km). /ˈnjuːeɪ/ noun 1. an island in the S Pacific, between Tonga and the Cook Islands: annexed by New Zealand (1901); achieved full internal self-government in 1974. Chief […]
/njuːˈɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the S Pacific island of Niue or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Niue
- Niu tireni
/ˈniːuː ˈtiːrɛniː; ˈnuː ˈtiːˌrɛniː/ noun 1. a Māori name for New Zealand