nix

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v nix command against "I forbid you to call me late at night","Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store","Dad nixed our plans"
    • n nix a quantity of no importance "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before","reduced to nil all the work we had done","we racked up a pathetic goose egg","it was all for naught","I didn't hear zilch about it"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nix (Teut. Myth) One of a class of water spirits, commonly described as of a mischievous disposition. "The treacherous nixes who entice men to a watery death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nix In Teut, myth., a water-spirit, good or bad. The Scotch water-kelpie is a wicked nix. Also written nis.
    • n nix Nothing; as an answer, nothing; also, by extension, as adverb, no.
    • n nix See the quotation.
    • nix An exelamation of alarm used by thieves, street Arabs, and others: as, nix, the bobby! (policeman).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nix niks (Teut. myth.) a water-spirit, mostly malignant
    • Nix Also Nix′ie, Nix′y
    • n Nix niks nothing:
    • interj Nix niks a roughs' street-cry of warning at the policeman, &c.
    • n Nix niks (U.S.) in the postal service, anything unmailable because addressed to places which are not post-offices or to post-offices not existing in the States, &c., indicated in the address—usually in pl.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. Cf. 1st Nick
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. nichts, nothing.

Usage

In literature:

Aw nix, give me one of the good old songs like 'The Last Rose of Summer.'...
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
Meals for the day: Nix.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
Oh, you Boche, I pity you now, nix!
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
So it's nix on the josh, eh?
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
But nix on the punch.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Nix on clippers over the ears.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
I ain't agoing to tire meself for nix, not 'arf!
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Costume stuff was nix.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
I can hear the tune yet, "Nix my Dolly;" and who that has ever seen "Jack Shepherd" has forgotten it?
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848" by Various
I want it all wrote down reg'lar so folks can't say I sneaked around you, an' got it for nix.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was enough to make Mr. Nix's mouth water.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Dove was real, Dove was earnest, But his efforts came to nix.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
It was NIX, and when Saniez said nix, I knew he was shaking his woolly head in disgust.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
Birds is nix here, Aaron.
"The Competitive Nephew" by Montague Glass
Dr. Nixe, the old bishop of Norwich, had lately burnt Thomas Bilney on his own authority, without waiting for the King's writ.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
Nix on that for mine.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
It mocks nix oudt, as Dutchy 'd say.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
You're doing all the work, and you've kept on telling us you're doing nix.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
The vaulting of the transepts and the chantry of Bishop Nix dates from the sixteenth century.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
But now nix cum rouse the stop.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
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In poetry:

Hope you at Christmas for currency,
Fiend of tonsorial tricks?
Never was greater aberrancy--
Coarsely I say to you, "Nix!"
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
When the bar was closed and Limehouse dozed
Uncle watched and Auntie kept nix
They saw the young man called Hugh Pi Kan
Showing Wong-Wong his box of tricks.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
Blimey! Ain't it gittin' tough?
Life gits 'arder day by day.
First a bloke ain't got enough
Words for wot 'e wants to say;
Then some nark; with nix to do,
Cuts vocab'laries in two.
"Sling It!" by C J Dennis

In news:

Liz Palmer and Jim Nix routinely scold Council for seeking dredging options.
Michigan State's leadership 'not a strength,' but Tom Izzo happy with Keith Appling-Derrick Nix dynamic .
Then it nixed the concept of anonymous edits and required authentication.
This doesn't mean that you should nix your plans to host a Christmas party.
Michigan State's Tom Izzo strongly hints at future lineup changes as Adreian Payne-Derrick Nix experiment might be over.
Directed and Produced by Julia Meltzer Laura Nix.
PSU faculty nixes no-confidence vote in trustees.
Louis Nix might have had the line of the night.
For Laynce Nix, a first at first base .
City Council nixed the purchase of scuba gear for the fire department at Monday's meeting, saying the money could be better used in other ways.
Louis Nix's work all season long earned him co-defensive lineman of the year honors Friday for Notre Dame.
Joshua Melton and Talemicus Nix are the first students to graduate from the Dougherty County GED program with their diploma.
Miami Beach golf club nixes Michael Jordan invites.
Nix is survived by an extended family, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, sons in law and friends.
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and nixed as a single by Motown chief.
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In science:

Nix and Hydra (of Pluto) were probably produced in the same giant impact event that made Charon (Ward and Canup 2006; Lissauer 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
Tz = (N − Z )/2, and we calculate the strength with a given pairing window in the same approach as the one used by M¨oller and Nix .
Global microscopic calculations of ground-state spin and parity for odd-mass nuclei
Then we calculate the pairing strengths from the solution corresponding to the lowest minimum using the pairing model of M¨oller and Nix .
Global microscopic calculations of ground-state spin and parity for odd-mass nuclei
BioVEC automatically creates graphical images, which can be compiled to movie files in an external editor, such as Slide Show Movie Maker (Windows) or MJPEG Tools (*NIX).
BioVEC: A program for Biomolecule Visualization with Ellipsoidal Coarse-graining
Then the process Y t,x,ε satisfies an LDP in C 0 ([t, T ], R) with rate function bIx defined for any ψ ∈ C 0 ([t, T ], R) by bIx (ψ) := inf nIx (φ) : φ ∈ H ([t, T ], Rm ) such that ψ = F 0 (φ)o, with the convention that inf
Quadratic FBSDE with generalized Burgers' type nonlinearities, perturbations and large deviations
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