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Inflections of 'nix' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": nixes

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
nix1 /nɪks/USA pronunciation   [Slang.]
n. [uncountable]
  1. nothing:got nix for our trouble.

adv. 
  1. no:They said nix to our proposal.

v. [+ object]
  1. to veto:He nixed the plan.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
nix1  (niks),USA pronunciation [Slang.]
n. 
  1. nothing.

adv. 
  1. no.

interj. 
  1. (used as an exclamation, esp. of warning):Nix, the cops!

v.t. 
  1. to veto;
    refuse to agree to;
    prohibit:to nix the project.
  • German: variant of nichts nothing
  • 1780–90

nix2  (niks),USA pronunciation n., pl.  nix•es. 
  1. (in Germanic folklore) a water spirit that draws its victims into its underwater home.
  • German Nix, Old High German nihhus; cognate with Old English nicor water monster, Old Norse nykr, Norwegian nøkk, Swedish näck; compare Sanskrit nenekti (he) washes
  • 1825–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
nix /nɪks/ US Canadian informal sentence substitute
  1. another word for no1
n
  1. a rejection or refusal
  2. nothing at all
Etymology: 18th Century: from German, colloquial form of nichts nothing
nix /nɪks/ n
  1. a male water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans
Etymology: 19th Century: from German Nixe nymph or water spirit, from Old High German nihhus; related to Old English nicor sea monster
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