Nib vs Nig - What's the difference?

nib | nig |


As nouns the difference between nib and nig

is that nib is the tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface, transferring ink to paper while nig is (offensive|racial slur) nigger.

nib

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface, transferring ink to paper.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • Slowly welling from the point of her gold nib , pale blue ink dissolved the full stop; for there her pen stuck; her eyes fixed, and tears slowly filled them.
  • The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
  • Bits of trapped dust or other foreign material that form imperfections in painted or varnished surfaces.
  • A piece of a roasted, hulled cocoa bean.
  • A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • the little nib or fructifying principle
  • One of the handles projecting from a scythe snath.
  • The shaft of a wagon.
  • Derived terms

    * denib

    Anagrams

    * (l) * (l) * (l) ----

    nig

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (offensive, racial slur) nigger
  • * 1959 , Don Robertson, The three days
  • He always thought one step ahead of the nigs .
  • * 1961 , Robert Hale Strong, A Yankee private's Civil War
  • In a field near the house was a nigger working a poor old broken-down mule and another nigger sowing wheat. When we came up, both nigs quit work and stared at us.
  • * 1967 , Frank Hercules, I want a black doll
  • What part did she play in your marrying a nig — a black man — nig, nig — Negro?

    Anagrams

    * English clippings ---- ==Volapük==

    Noun

    (vo-noun)
  • ink
  • Declension

    (vo-decl-noun)

    Derived terms

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