The definition of a nick is a small, shallow cut or notch, or a male's name.(noun)
Nick is defined as to cut short or to put a tiny cut in something.(verb)
An example of nick is to cause a tiny cut with a razor when shaving.
See nick in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME nyke, prob. akin to nocke, notch
See nick in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English nik
Origin: , possibly alteration (influenced by nokke, notch)
Origin: of niche; see niche.
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