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Slang

nix

This page is about the slang term nix

American English

Meaning

to cancel something, to stop something from happening

For example

  • The slowing economy meant that many companies had their plans for expansion nixed when they couldn't get the loans they needed.

  • Kelly's parents nixed the idea of a slumber party when she said some boys would come as well.

Variety

This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

The president nixed the trade deal because he thought it was

a. a great idea

b. an interesting idea

c. a bad idea

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Contributor: Matt Errey