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



BrE BrE//nɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//nɪm//
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a game in which players take turns to take objects out of a number of piles, each trying to take the last object or trying to make another person take the last object Word Originearly 20th cent.: apparently from archaic nim ‘to take’ or from German nimm! ‘take!’, imperative of nehmen.