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Nanny Tweet Definition of Nanny Like Definition of Nanny on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A diminutive of Ann or Anne
     
napkin Tweet Definition of napkin Like Definition of napkin on Facebook
noun 
  1. A serviette; a (usually rectangular) piece of cloth or paper used at the table for wipe, wiping the mouth and hands for cleanliness while eat, eating.
  2. (context, UK) A diaper.
  3. A small scarf worn on the head by Christian woman when entering a Roman Catholic church, as a token of modesty.
  4. A sanitary napkin.
     
nark Tweet Definition of nark Like Definition of nark on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, UK, slang) A police spy or informer.
    • 1912, w:George_Bernard_Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act I,
    • : It's a"well, it's a copper's , as you might say. What else would you call it? A sort of informer.
verb 
  1. (context, transitive, slang) To annoy or irritate.
It really narks me when people smoke in restaurants.
  1. (context, transitive, slang, often imperative) To stop.
Nark it! I hear someone coming!
  1. (context, intransitive, slang) To serve or behave as a spy or informer.
  2. (context, intransitive, slang) To complain.
He narks in my ear all day, moaning about his problems.
     
neddy Tweet Definition of neddy Like Definition of neddy on Facebook
noun (neddies)
  1. A donkey or ass.
  2. (Australia, slang) A horse, especially a racehorse.
  3. An idiot; a stupid or contemptible person.
     
Nelly Tweet Definition of Nelly Like Definition of Nelly on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. (given name, female), a diminutive of Eleanor or Helen.
  2. One of the Frazier Islands where nellys breed.
     
newsagent Tweet Definition of newsagent Like Definition of newsagent on Facebook
noun 
  1. A retail business selling newspapers, magazines, and stationery; a stationer.
  2. The proprietor of such a business.
     
NHS Tweet Definition of NHS Like Definition of NHS on Facebook
initialism 
  1. National Health Service
  2. National Historic Site
  3. National Highway System
     
nicker Tweet Definition of nicker Like Definition of nicker on Facebook
noun (plural )
  1. (British slang) Pound sterling.
    This coat cost me 50 nicker.
  2. A soft neighing sound characteristic of a horse.
verb to nicker
  1. To make a soft neighing sound characteristic of a horse.
     
Nob Tweet Definition of Nob Like Definition of Nob on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Old Testament) a place, north of Jerusalem, whose inhabitants were massacred by w:Saul, Saul
     
nobble Tweet Definition of nobble Like Definition of nobble on Facebook
verb 
  1. (slang) injure or obstruct intently, batter
     
nobility Tweet Definition of nobility Like Definition of nobility on Facebook
noun (nobilities)
  1. A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.
     
noble Tweet Definition of noble Like Definition of noble on Facebook
noun 
  1. An aristocrat; one of aristocratic blood
adjective 
  1. Having honorable qualities; having moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean or dubious in conduct and character
He made a effort.
     
non-U Tweet Definition of non-U Like Definition of non-U on Facebook
adjective 
  1. (context, mostly, UK) not U; not characteristic of the upper classes, particularly regarding language.
     
notify Tweet Definition of notify Like Definition of notify on Facebook
verb (notif, i, ed)
  1. (transitive) To give (someone) notice of (something).
     
notoriety Tweet Definition of notoriety Like Definition of notoriety on Facebook
noun 
  1. The condition of being infamous or notorious
  • "He who pourtrays examples of disinterestedness and intrepidity, confers on virtue the notoriety and homage that are due to it, and rouses in the spectators, the spirit of salutary emulation." — w:Arthur Mervyn, Arthur Mervyn by w:Charles Brockden Brown, Charles Brockden Brown
     
nowt Tweet Definition of nowt Like Definition of nowt on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Northern England) naught, nothing.
= adverb 
  1. (Northern England) naught, nothing.
pronoun 
  1. (Northern England) naught, nothing.
     
Nutter Tweet Definition of Nutter Like Definition of Nutter on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A family name.
     

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