Nixing



[niks] /nɪks/ Slang.

noun
1.
.
adverb
2.
1 (def 1).
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.
/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)
/nɪks/
noun
1.
(German myth) a male water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans
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.

noun

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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