- The definition of a nix is a part human water spirit in German mythology.
An example of a nix is a mermaid.
- Nix is defined as to stop, refuse or disapprove of.
An example of nix is the president ending a welfare program.
Origin of nixGerman nix, masculine , nixe, feminine from Old High German nihhus, sea beast, nicchussa, water sprite, akin to Old English nicor, Old Norse nykr, water sprite from Germanic an unverified form nik-, an unverified form nikwus-, water spirit from Indo-European base an unverified form neigw-, to wash from source Sanskrit n?n?kti, (he) washes
- not at all
Origin of nixGerman nichts
- stop; don't do that
- I forbid, refuse, disagree, etc.
Origin of nixGerman from Middle High German nickes from Old High German nihhus
transitive verbnixed, nix·ing, nix·es
Origin of nixGerman 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.
Origin of NixAlteration (in order to avoid confusion with the asteroid 3908 Nyx) of Nyx Greek goddess of the night from Greek Nux from nux night ; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.
- (colloquial): nothing.
(third-person singular simple present nixes, present participle nixing, simple past and past participle nixed)
- A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.