- The definition of a nix is a part human water spirit in German mythology.
An example of a nix is a mermaid.
- Nix is defined as to stop, refuse or disapprove of.
An example of nix is the president ending a welfare program.
Origin of nixGerman nix, masculine , nixe, feminine ; from Old High German nihhus, sea beast, nicchussa, water sprite, akin to Old English nicor, Old Norse nykr, water sprite ; from Germanic an unverified form nik-, an unverified form nikwus-, water spirit ; from Indo-European base an unverified form neigw-, to wash from source Sanskrit n?n?kti, (he) washes
- not at all
Origin of nixGerman nichts
- stop; don't do that
- I forbid, refuse, disagree, etc.
Origin of NixAlteration (in order to avoid confusion with the asteroid 3908 Nyx) of Nyx, Greek goddess of the night, from Greek Nux, from nux, night; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verbnixed, nix·ing, nix·es
Origin of nixGerman dialectal, from Middle High German nihtes, genitive of niht, from Old High German niwiht : ni, not, no; see ne in Indo-European roots + wiht, thing; see wekti- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of nixGerman, from Middle High German nickes, from Old High German nihhus.
- (colloquial): nothing.
(third-person singular simple present nixes, present participle nixing, simple past and past participle nixed)
- A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.