Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 22:01

Niete

GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch niet "nothing".

NounEdit

Niete f (genitive Niete, plural Nieten)

  1. blank, dud (lottery ticket that does not give a payout)
  2. loser

Etymology 2Edit

Originally, the singular of the German word for rivet was Niet, with the plural Niete. However, in colloquial German, the plural was probably mixed up with the word Niete (meaning blank). Today, Niet is only used in technical language.

NounEdit

Niete f (genitive Niete, plural Nieten)

  1. rivet