- 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.
nounpl. nixes or nixe
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 nḗnēkti, (he) washes
- not at all
Origin of nixGerman nichts
- stop; don't do that
- I forbid, refuse, disagree, etc.
- refusal or rejection
Origin of nixGerman, from Middle High German nickes, from Old High German nihhus.
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 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.
- (colloquial): nothing.
(third-person singular simple present nixes, present participle nixing, simple past and past participle nixed)
- A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.