ixnay

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Etymology[edit]

Pig Latin version of nix; possibly the only Pig Latin phrase to enter common American English besides amscray. Ixnay and amscray were used widely in "The Three Stooges" shorts, possibly the main source of popularity for the words.

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Interjection[edit]

ixnay

  1. No.

Verb[edit]

ixnay (present tense only)

  1. (transitive, used in an imperative) Do not do or talk about (something).
    Ixnay on the “W-A-L-K” while the dogs can hear you.

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