Nick Definition

nĭk
nicked, nicking, nicks
noun
nicks
A small notch or slit; esp., a small cut, indentation or chip made accidentally on the edge or surface of wood, metal, china, etc.
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Prison; jail.
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A notch in the lower side of the shank of a printing type, for identification.
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Condition; state.
A used car in good nick.
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A masculine name.
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pronoun

A diminutive of the male given name Nicholas.

Wiktionary

Diminutive form of Nickelodeon.

Wiktionary
verb
nicked, nicking, nicks
To make a nick or nicks in.
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To score or tally by means of notches.
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To wound superficially.
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To cut short; check.
Nicked an impulse to flee.
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To strike lightly and glancingly.
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idiom
in the nick of time
  • Just at the critical moment; just in time.
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in the nick of time
  • exactly when needed; just before it is too late
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Other Word Forms of Nick

Noun

Singular:
nick
Plural:
nicks

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Origin of Nick

  • Middle English nik possibly alteration (influenced by nokke notch) of niche niche

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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