nix

(redirected from nixes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.

nix

or

nixie,

in Germanic mythology, water sprite. The nixes could assume various shapes, most frequently as half human and half fish. They could do favors for humans, particularly in teaching them bewitching music, but for the most part they were treacherous and malignant.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sex in a mabolo Agana gaol, Obama nixes. [This was before he got his current gig.]
Sex, in yen, more--Romney nixes! [Newspaper headline, re nominee's Japan trip.]
nix or nixie or nixyGerman Nix;nixiefrom German Nixe, feminine of Nix