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nix


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nix  \Nix\,  n.;  fem.  {Nixe}.  [G.  Cf  1st  {Nick}.]  (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. 
  --Tylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nix 
  n  :  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"  [syn:  {nothing}, 
  {nil},  {nada},  {aught},  {cipher},  {cypher},  {goose  egg}, 
  {naught},  {zero},  {zilch},  {zip}] 




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