American English
This page is about the slang term nix.

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