Nix vs Nig - What's the difference?

nix | nig |

As a proper noun nix

is (astronomy) one of the moons of pluto (named 21 june 2006) or nix can be .

As a noun nig is

(offensive|racial slur) nigger.

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Etymology 1

From (etyl) nix, colloquial form of . More at (l).


  • (colloquial): nothing.
  • Synonyms
    * nada * zip


  • To make something become nothing; to reject or cancel.
  • Nix the last order - the customer walked out.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 17 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Homer’s Triple Bypass” (season 4, episode 11; originally aired 12/17/1992) , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=At work Mr. Burns spies Homer munching complacently on a donut and hisses that each donut Homer shoves into his fat face brings him one donut closer to the poisoned donut Mr. Burns has ordered thrown into the mix as a form of culinary Russian Roulette, only to learn from Smithers that the plant’s lawyers ultimately nixed the poisoned donut plan because “they consider it murder.”}}
  • To destroy or eradicate.
  • References

    Etymology 2


  • A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.
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    (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?


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


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  • Declension


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