Nessie

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Nessie (plural Nessies)

  1. (cryptozoology) A nickname for the Loch Ness monster.
    • 2002, "The Case for the Loch Ness 'Monster': The Scientific Evidence" by Henry H. B. Auer. Journal of Scientific Exploration, vol 16 no 2, pp. 225-246.
      That flurry of activity had been set off by a magisterial book (Whyte, 1957), reinforced by Dinsdale’s filming of a Nessie (Dinsdale, 1961) and culminating in successful underwater photography (Rines et al., 1976) by the Academy of Applied Science (AAS). Nessies were assigned the taxonomic identity Nessiteras rhombopteryx (Anonymous, 1975).
    • 2014 September 14, John Oliver, “Scottish Independence”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 17, HBO:
      And if it comes down to just one vote, we all know who will be called upon to break that tie. Go with your gut, Nessie. You do you, Nessie, you do you.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Agnes.

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Nessie

  1. (cryptozoology) Nessie

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Nessie

  1. (cryptozoology) Nessie.

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