Niete

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch niet "nothing".

Noun[edit]

Niete f (genitive Niete, plural Nieten)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

Niete f (genitive Niete, plural Nieten)

  1. rivet