from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology A water sprite of German mythology, usually in human form or half-human and half-fish.
- n. Nothing.
- adv. Not so; no.
- transitive v. To forbid, refuse, or veto: Congress nixed the tax hike.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.
- n. : nothing.
- v. To make something become nothing; to reject or cancel.
- v. To destroy or eradicate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- One of a class of water spirits, commonly described as of a mischievous disposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Teut, myth., a water-spirit, good or bad. The Scotch water-kelpie is a wicked nix. Also written nis.
- n. Nothing; as an answer, nothing; also, by extension, as adverb, no.
- n. See the quotation.
- An exelamation of alarm used by thieves, street Arabs, and others: as, nix, the bobby! (policeman).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quantity of no importance
- v. command against
German, from Middle High German nickes, from Old High German nihhus.
German 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German nix, colloquial form of nichts ("nothing"). Compare also Dutch niks ("nothing"), informal for niets ("nothing"). More at naught. (Wiktionary)