Definition of nick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//nɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɪk//
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  1. 1the nick [singular] (British English, slang) a prison or a police station He'll end up in the nick. She was questioned at the local nick.
  2. 2a small cut in the edge or surface of something He had several nicks and scars on his cheeks.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin.Idioms (British English, informal) in good, etc. condition or health She’s in pretty good nick for her age. (informal) at the very last moment; just in time before something bad happens They escaped from the smoke-filled house just in the nick of time.
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