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EtymologyEdit

From German nichts (nothing), possibly via Yiddish נישט (nisht, no, not). Originally Polari slang.

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PronounEdit

nish

  1. (Britain, slang) nothing.
    • 1998 March 4, Janie Lawrence, quoting Ian Dury, “The Dury's Out”, in The Independent[1]:
      If you like the director you do it for nish, so Marcus Thompson got us all to do it for nothing.
    • 2017, Dreda Say Mitchell, Blood Mother: Flesh and Blood Trilogy Book Two, Hachette UK (ISBN 9781473625686)
      I've got nish to say to you. You can save your breath.
    • 2017 September 20, Liam Gallagher, BBC Backstage Music Pass[2]:
      These fucking little smart arses download fucking tunes for nish.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish indossa.

AdverbEdit

nish

  1. now