Nix definition

nĭks
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The definition of a nix is a part human water spirit in German mythology.

An example of a nix is a mermaid.

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Nix is defined as to stop, refuse or disapprove of.

An example of nix is the president ending a welfare program.

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A water sprite of German mythology, usually in human form or half-human and half-fish.
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Nothing.
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Not so; no.
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To forbid, refuse, or veto.

Congress nixed the tax hike.

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A satellite of Pluto.
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(gmc. folklore) A water sprite, usually small and of human or partly human form.
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No.
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Not at all.
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Stop; don't do that.
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I forbid, refuse, disagree, etc.
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(slang) Nothing.
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(informal) To disapprove of or put a stop to.
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A trademark for the drug permethrin.
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All versions of Unix and Linux. The asterisk is a wild card symbol that means "all letters" in the name. Synonymous with "Xnix." See wild cards, Unix and Linux.
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(colloquial): nothing.
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To make something become nothing; to reject or cancel.

Nix the last order - the customer walked out.

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A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.
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(astronomy) One of the moons of Pluto (named 21 June 2006.)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nix
Plural:
nices, nixes

Origin of nix

  • German dialectal from Middle High German nihtes genitive of niht from Old High German niwiht ni not, no ne in Indo-European roots wiht thing wekti- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Alteration (in order to avoid confusion with the asteroid 3908 Nyx) of Nyx Greek goddess of the night from Greek Nux from nux night nekw-t- in Indo-European roots

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

  • German from Middle High German nickes from Old High German nihhus

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

  • From German nix, colloquial form of nichts (“nothing"). Compare also Dutch niks (“nothing"), informal for niets (“nothing"). More at naught.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Nick, diminutive of the given name Nicholas + patronymic suffix -s.

    From Wiktionary

  • Named after the mother of Charon, goddess of darkness and light.

    From Wiktionary