Reverse Dictionary: NI – NN


NIBBLE – nouns
– NIB a nibble, a cautious bite …1909 Amer. dial.
– PULE a small amount of food; a bite, a nibble …E19 Sc.
nibble – verbs 
– GNABBLE to nibble …1899 Amer. dial.
– KNABBLE † to bite, to gnaw, to nibble …1567
– KNUB † to bite something gently; to nibble …a1652
– MAP to nibble; to move the mouth as though nibbling; to catch hold with the teeth …1813 Sc.
– MATTLE to nibble …Bk1905 Sc.
– NAB to bite gently; to nibble …1678 Eng. dial.
– NABBLE to gnaw, to nibble …1906 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NAG to gnaw, to nibble …1825 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– NATTER to nibble into small pieces, esp. of a mouse …1963 Sc.
– NATTLE to nibble; to chew with difficulty; to gnaw; to nip …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NIB to nibble …c1938 Amer. dial.
– NOSH to snack on; to nibble between meals; to eat …1947 Amer. dial.
– TEASE to nibble or pick slowly …a1838 Sc.
 
NICE – adjectives
– BRIEF nice, elegant …1893 Amer. Black usage
– CLEAN-FINGERED with clean or nimble fingers; honest, scrupulous, nice …1558
– DALLY good, kind, nice, sweet …2002 UK sl.
– DARLING charming, sweet, nice …1805 UK sl.
– DENK neat, nice, finely dressed …1721 Sc.
– DINK neat, nice, finely dressed, trim, spruce …1721 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– FAT nice; good …20C teen & high school sl.
– NIZE nice …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– QUEEM prim, affectedly nice; over-fastidious …1924 Sc.
– QUIM prim, affectedly nice …20C Irish sl.
– SCRUMBOTIOUS first-class, nice, fastidious; particular, excellent, fine, delightful …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SCRUMPTIOUS nice, excellent, fine …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– TASSY nice, pleasant …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
nice – nouns
– NICELING a nice thing …1884 arch.
nice – person 
– NICELING † a very fastidious or overnice person or critic; a hair-splitter …1549
nice – interjections 
– LOVELY GRUB! very nice indeed! …1939 Brit., orig. services’ usage
 
NICELY – adverbs
– SIZELY †* nicely, daintily …1575
 
NICETY – nouns
– FEATNESS † nicety …1577-87
– GALANCIE † delicacy, nicety …1581
– THOUGHT a nicety …1898 Sc.
 
NICHE – nouns
– CANT † a nook, corner in a building; a niche …1603
 
NICK – nouns
– NAG a nick, notch, indentation; a bite, snap …1887 Sc.
nick – verbs 
– NAG to nick, notch, or hack with a sharp instrument; to snap, to snatch, to bite, to mark with the teeth …1887 Sc.
 
NICKEL – nouns
– BLIP a nickel …1935 US sl.
– BUFFALO a nickel …1942 Amer. sl.
– BUFFALOHEAD a nickel …1950 Amer. sl.
– BULLHEAD a nickel …1945 Amer. sl.
– BULL MOOSE. a nickel, five cents …1968 Amer. dial.
– BUMPER a nickel …1930s US Black sl.
– DOWNER a nickel …1859 Amer. sl.
– HALF-DIME a nickel …1796
– JITNEY a five-cent piece or nickel …1903 US sl.
– MEDIO a five-cent piece …1909 Amer. dial.
– NICK a five-cent piece …1857 Amer. sl.
– OLD BUFFALO a nickel …1965 Amer. sl.
– TACK a nickel …1938 Amer. dial.
 
NICKNAME – adjectives
– HYPOCORISTIC of the nature of a pet-name or nickname; pert. to the habit of using endearing or euphemistic terms …1796
– HYPOCORISTICAL † of the nature of a pet-name or nickname; pert. to the habit of using endearing or euphemistic terms …1609
nickname – nouns
– ADNAME * a byname, a cognomen, a nickname …1890 
– AGNAME an added name; a nickname …1834 Sc.
– BASKET NAME a nickname given to a child at birth …1949 Amer. dial.
– BY-TERM † a by-name, a nickname …1579
– EKENAME † an additional name; a nickname …1303
– HYPOCORISTIC a pet-name, a nickname …1930
– MONICKER a name, esp. a nickname or alias …1851 Amer. sl.
– MONIKER a name, esp. a nickname or alias …1851 Amer. sl.
– MONNIKER a person’s name …1882
– NICKERY †* a nickname …1813
– NITNAME a nickname …1991 Amer. dial.
– NURSE-NAME a nickname, a pet name …1605
– OCK-NAME a nickname …1898 Sc.
– OK-NAME a nickname …1898 Sc.
– SHORT NAME a nickname …1986 Amer. dial.
– TAG a nickname, or popular designation …1920s US sl.
– TO-NAME † a name or epithet added to an original name; a cognomen, a surname, a nickname …c950 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UIKNAME a nickname …1887 Sc.
nickname – verbs
– CALL ONE OUT OF ONE’S NAME to call by a nickname, not by one’s proper name …1881 Eng. dial.
– NICK † to call by some name; to nickname …1607
– TAG to bestow a nickname on someone …1960 US sl.
 
NIECE – person (includes GREAT-NIECE)
– BIG-NIECE the daughter of a nephew or niece …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– MOKOPUNA a grandchild; a great-niece; a great-nephew …1824 NZ
– NEPHEW † a brother’s or sister’s daughter; a niece …1494 obs. exc. Amer. dial.
 
NIGGARD, NIGGARDLY – adjectives
– CARKING † miserly, niggardly …1748 obs. or arch.
– CHINCHY stingy, miserly, niggardly, penurious …1899 Amer. dial.
– CLOSE stingy, niggardly, grudging any expense …M17
– CLUNCH-FISTED † close-fisted, niggardly, covetous, stingy…1644 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CROPIN’ stingy, niggardly, mean …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– FAST † close-fisted, mean, niggardly …c1175
– GAIR † parsimonious, niggardly; thrifty, careful …1788 Sc.
– HARD-ARSED niggardly …a1903
– HIDEBOUND † stingy, niggardly, mean …L16
– ILL-GIVEN niggardly …Bk1905 Sc.
– IRON-FISTED close-fisted, niggardly, covetous, miserly, stingy, mean …1826
– MINGY mean, stingy, niggardly; disappointingly or ungenerously small …1911 colloq.
– MINGY-MINDED mean, stingy, niggardly, miserly …1959 colloq.
– MINSHACH mean, niggardly, inhospitable …Bk1903 Sc.  
– NABAL greedy, grasping, niggardly, churlish …1861 Sc.
– NARROW-CHINED niggardly, greedy …1889 Eng. dial.
– NATIE niggardly, tenacious …1866 Sc. 
– NEAR niggardly, miserly, stingy, parsimonious, frugal, mean, greedy, covetous  …1616
– NEAR-BEGAUN niggardly, miserly …1789 Sc.
– NEAR-BE-GAWN niggardly …a1774 Sc.
– NEAR-BE-GOING niggardly …a1774 Sc.
– NEAR-BEGONE niggardly, miserly …Bk1905 N. Ireland
– NEAR-BEHADDIN niggardly, miserly …Bk1905 Sc.
– NEAR-FISTED niggardly, miserly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NEAR-GAWN niggardly, miserly …1773 Sc.
– NEAR-GOING niggardly, miserly …1773 Sc.
– NEAR-HAND niggardly …Bk1905 Sc.
– NEAR THE BONE niggardly, sparing …Bk1905 Sc.
– NEAR THE WAY niggardly, sparing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NEETIE, NEETY, NITTIE stingy, niggardly …1808 Sc. 
– NIGGARDOUS † niggardly, parsimonious, stingy …a1492 
– NIGGERLY niggardly …1909 Amer. dial.
– NIGGISH † niggardly, miserly, stingy, mean, parsimonious …1542
– NIPCHEESE mean, miserly, niggardly …1819
– NIPPING † miserly, niggardly, mean, hard-natured …1808 Sc. 
– NIP-SICKER giving scant measure, niggardly …1908 Sc. 
– NIRLIE niggardly …1825 Sc. 
– NIRT niggardly, giving scant measure …1908 Sc. 
– NITTIE miserly, stingy, niggardly …1892 Sc.
– NIZZLIN greedy, niggardly, miserly, wasting time on trifles as a result of greed …1808 Sc. 
– PINCHY stingy, niggardly …1966 Amer. dial.
– SAPPY niggardly …1892 Sc.
– SAVE-ALL a niggardly, stingy, miserly person …1785
– SCANT sparing, niggardly, parsimonious …1819 Sc.
– SCHINCHING niggardly, parsimonious, stingy …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOURIE, SCOURY, SCOWRIE mean in conduct; niggardly; idle; disreputable …1721 Sc.
– SCRANNY mean, niggardly …1884 Eng. dial.
– SCRAWBY mean, stingy, niggardly …1881 Eng. dial.
– SCRIMITY mean, stingy, niggardly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRIMMETY mean, stingy, niggardly …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SCRIMP scanty, short in measure, straitened; niggardly …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRIMPIT niggardly …1807 Sc.
– SCRIMPY scanty, small, pinched; puny, miserable; mean, niggardly …1865 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRIMY stingy, miserly, niggardly …1943 Amer. dial.
– SCRINCHING niggardly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCROBY mean, stingy, niggardly …1881 Eng. dial.
– SHORT stingy, niggardly; cheap …1967 Amer. dial.
– SHORT JOHN a niggardly, miserly, or stingy person; one who does things in a cheap style …1909 Amer. dial.
– SKINCHING stingy, frugal, niggardly …1866 Amer. dial.
– SKINCHY stingy, frugal, niggardly …1942 Amer. dial.
– SKINCHY-SCRIMPLY stingy, frugal, niggardly …1866 Amer. dial.
– SKINCY stingy, frugal, niggardly …1969 Amer. dial.
– SKINFLINTY niggardly, miserly …1901
– SKINNY mean, miserly, niggardly, stingy …1833
– STRAIT-HANDED † close-fisted, parsimonious, niggardly, grasping, stingy …1600
– YALD  mean, niggardly, parsimonious …1825 Sc.
niggard, niggardly – adverbs
– FEEBLY † in a sorry manner or plight; inefficiently, insufficiently, niggardly, poorly, scantily …c1290
– SKINFLINTILY in a niggardly manner …1899
niggard, niggardly – person
– BIND-POCK a niggard …1825 Sc. 
– BIND POKE † a niggard …1721 Sc. 
– CARL, CARLE † one who is churlish or mean in money matters; a niggard …1542 obs. exc. Sc.
– CHEAP JOHN a person dealing in inferior or cheap goods; hence, one who does things in a gaudy, niggardly, or inferior style; a stingy or niggardly person …1880 Amer. dial.
– CIMBICK a miserly fellow; a miser, a niggard …19C
– CLUNCHFIST † a miser, a niggardly person, one who is close-fisted …1606
– CLUSTERFIST a close-fisted, mean, or grasping fellow; a miserly fellow, a niggard …1652
– CLUTCH-FIST a miser, a niggard …17C
– GRIPE-PENNY † a niggardly fellow, a miser …1860
– HAINE † a term of reproach; a mean wretch, a niggard …c1386
– HAMMER-SCAPPLE † a niggardly person who attempts to drive a hard bargain …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HAYNE † a term of reproach; a mean wretch, a niggard …c1386
– HEYNE † a term of reproach; a mean wretch, a niggard …c1386
– HOG-GRUBBER † a mean, stingy, sneaking fellow; a close-fisted fellow; a miser, a niggard …a1700
– HUNKS a surly, cross-grained old person; a close-fisted, stingy man; a miser; a miserable, niggardly old person; a covetous, sordid man …1602
– KUMBIX † a miser, a niggard …1857
– MINGY * a mean, stingy, niggardly person …1939 colloq.
– MUCKERER †* one who hoards wealth, or scrapes money together; a miser, niggard …1303
– NAGER, NAGRE, NAGUR, NAIGUR a niggardly or miserly person …Bk1828 Eng. dial.
– NEAR-GO a niggard …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NEEDLER a keen, active, thrifty person; a niggard …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NEET a parsimonious person; a niggard …Bk1905 Sc.
– NICK-THE-BANE a miser, a niggard …1964 Sc. 
– NIGGER a niggard …1895 Amer. dial.
– NIGON † a parsimonious person, a niggard, a miser …1303
– NIPFARTHING † a mean miser; a skinflint; a niggardly person …1566
– NIPSCART a niggardly person …1825 Sc. 
– PENNY-FATHER † a man who is too careful of his pence; an old miser, a niggard, a skinflint, a parsimonious person …1549
– PENNY PINCHER a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person …1920
– PINCH-BELLY one who denies himself or others sufficient food; one who starves others; a niggard, a miser …1648-60
– PINCH-COMMONS one who stints the supply of food for himself or others; a parsimonious or stingy person; a miser, a niggard …1822
– PINCH-FART † a miserly or stingy person; a niggard …1592
– PINCHPENNY † a miser, a niggard, a skinflint; a covetous man …c1412
– PUCKFIST † a niggard, a close-fist (obsolete – possibly an erroneous use as per E-NED) …1608
– SAVE-ALL a niggardly fellow …1790 Eng. dial.
– SAVE-BRASS a niggardly fellow …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SAVE-PENNY a niggardly person … Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCART a contemptible, good-for-nothing, scurvy fellow; a mean, niggardly person …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCART-THE-BOWL one who tries to get the last morsel or the utmost profit from anything; a gluttonous, parasitical or niggardly person …1861 Sc.
– SCART-THE-COGUE one who tries to get the last morsel or the utmost profit from anything; a gluttonous, parasitical or niggardly person …1736 Sc.
– SCART-THE-PAT one who tries to get the last morsel or the utmost profit from anything; a gluttonous, parasitical or niggardly person …1917 Sc.
– SCRAPE-GOOD † a miser, a niggard, a covetous person …1611
– SCRAPE-PENNY † one who gathers and hoards money in trifling sums; an avaricious or penurious person; a miserly, stingy person; a niggard …1584
– SCRAPPER a miser; a penurious, niggardly person …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAT a saving, industrious person; a mean, niggardly, contemptible fellow;  a miser …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRIMMER a niggardly person …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRIMP a miser; a skinflint; a mean, niggardly person …Bk1904 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– SHARE-PENNY †* one who would shear a penny; a mean person of the worst kind; a niggard, a miser …1606
– SNIBBLE-NOSE one who would save even the droppings of his nose; a term of reproach for a mean-spirited, covetous person; a niggardly miser …1746 Eng. dial.
– SNUDGE † a mean, avaricious person; a niggard, a miser, a stingy person; an intrusive, sponging fellow …1545 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– STINK-O’-BRASS an extremely rich person who is also a niggard …1878 Eng. dial.
– WARNOUR  a miser, a wretch, a niggard …1513 Sc.
– WORLD’S WORM a miser; a niggardly person …1786 Sc.
niggard, niggardly – verbs 
– NOT TO PART WITH THE REEK OF ONE’S KALE to be very stingy and niggardly …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– SAIR of persons: harsh in discipline, treatment, or judgement; stern, severely censorious; niggardly, driving hard bargains …1768 Sc.
– SKIN A CAT to be extremely mean or niggardly …1859
– SKIN A FLEA to be niggardly …1851
– SKIN A FLEA FOR ITS HIDE AND TALLOW to go to great lengths to save money; to be avaricious, mean, niggardly, or stingy …1819 Amer. dial.
– SKIN A FLINT to be extremely mean or niggardly …1694
niggard, niggardly – phrases 
– HE WOULD LIVE EVEN IN A GRAVEL PIT applied to a cautious, niggardly person …c1660 chiefly rural usage
 
NIGGARDLINESS – nouns
– CHINCHERY † niggardliness, miserliness, avarice …c1386
– CRAMP IN THE HAND niggardliness …19C colloq.
– FASTSHIP †* the quality of gripping tightly; parsimony, meanness, niggardliness …a1225
– NEAR-HANDNESS niggardliness …Bk1905 Sc.
– NEARNESS parsimony, niggardliness; frugality …1584
– NIRT stinginess, niggardliness …1908 Sc. 
– SKINFLINTINESS niggardliness, miserliness, parsimony …1861
– SKINFLINTISM niggardliness, miserliness, parsimony …1893
  
NIGHT – adjectives 
– BENIGHTED † overtaken by the darkness of the night; affected by the night …1575 obs. exc. Amer. dial.
– DARK AS THE INSIDE OF A COW of a night: pitch-black; very dark  …c1880 nautical sl
– DARK AS THE INSIDE OF A COW, TAIL DOWN AND EYES SHUT of a night: pitch-black …20C Can. sl.
– NOCTIVAGANT wandering in the night …c1620
– NOCTURNOUS †* pertaining to the night …1727
– ON THE CAT staying out at night …1950s US Black sl.
night – adverbs
– ANIGHTS at night; by night …1663 Eng. & Amer. dial. arch. or obs.
– BENIGHT † by night …1642
– TO-NIGHT † on the night just past; last night …c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– YERESTRENE the night before last …1802 Sc.
night – nouns
– AFTER-DAYLIGHT night …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ALL-NIGHTER 1. a place of business that is open all night …Amer. sl.
2. something that lasts all night, as a party or study session …Amer. sl.
– BLACK DARK nighttime at its darkest …1939 Amer. dial.
– BLACK NIGHT nighttime at its darkest …1953 Amer. dial.
– BLUE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING the last minutes of proper night-time, when darkness is gradually giving way to dawn …L19 rhyming sl. for ‘two o’clock in the morning’ 
– DARKEE night time …M18 sl.
– DARKEY night; evening; twilight …1753 criminals’ sl.
– DARKMAN the night …M16 criminals’ sl.
– DARKMANS the night, evening; also, twilight …1567 thieves’ cant
– DARK O’CLOCK night …1995 UK sl.
– DARKS, THE the night; occasionally also twilight …M18 sl.
– DARK THIRTY late at night …1984 US sl.
– DARK TIME night …1976 US sl.
– DARKUM the night …M16 criminals’ sl.
– DARKY night; evening; twilight …1753 criminals’ sl.
– DAWN PATROL any activity that requires staying up all night or getting up very early …1945 US sl., orig. military usage
– DIM the night, twilight …1944 US sl.
– ERE YESTREEN the night before last …Bk1900 Sc.
– MIRK darkness, gloom; the close of the day, night …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial. 
– MIRKIN, MIRKINS darkness, nightfall …Bk1903 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– NIGHTERTALE † night-time, the night …a1300 obs., chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– NIGHT-PIECE a painting or picture representing a night scene …1605
– OWL-LIGHT the cloud of the night, the dark …1599
– TAKE A FRIGHT the night …M19 rhyming sl.
– TO-FALL OF THE NIGHT the beginning of night …a1754 Sc.
night – person
– ALL-NIGHTER a person who often stays up all night …Amer. sl.
– CANDLE-WASTER one who sits up late at night …1790 Eng. dial.
– LYCHNOBITE † one who turns night into day; a ‘fast-liver’; one who works or labours at night and sleeps during the day …1727
– NIGHT CRAWLER someone who socializes or works late at night …1950s US sl.
– NIGHTHAWK a person who is active late at night …1818 Brit. sl.
– NIGHT RIDER a person who enjoys the wild side of life at night …1951 US sl.
– NOCTIVAGANT * one who wanders by night …1633
– NOCTIVAGATOR † one who walks or wanders by night; a night-walker …1640
– PERNOCTALIAN †* one who remains awake or watches all night …1846
night – verbs
– ADVESPERATE † to draw towards night or evening …1626
– BENIGHT to be overtaken by the darkness of night (before reaching a place of shelter) …1560
– BREAK NIGHT to stay up all night partying, talking etc. …1960s US sl.
– CARRY THE BANNER to stay up all night …1980 US sl.
– CATERWAUL to roam at night, as in search of sexual partners …1785 sl.
– LAY OUT WITH THE DRY CATTLE to remain out late at night …1936 Amer. dial.
– PERNOCTATE †* to stay all night; to pass the night …1623
– RACOON to walk about at night, like a raccoon …1855 nonce word
– WAKE † to sit up late for pleasure or revelry; to turn night into day …a1300
– WATCH UP * to sit up at night …1852
night – phrases
– BETWEEN DAYLIGHT AND DAYLIGHT during the night …1969 Amer. dial.
 
NIGHTCLUB – see CLUB
 
NIGHTFALL – nouns
– CANDLE-LIGHT the time during, or at, which candles are lighted; dusk, nightfall …1663
– CANDLELIGHTING dusk; twilight; nightfall …1696 Amer. dial.
– CANDLE-TEENING the time for lighting or seeing to the candles; evening, nightfall …1746 Eng. dial.
– CANDLE-TENDING the time for lighting or seeing to the candles; evening, nightfall …1519
– CANDLE-TINING the time for lighting or seeing to the candles; evening, nightfall …1613
– DAGSET nightfall, dusk …1866 Sc.
– DARK NIGHT nightfall …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EARLY BLACK dusk, nightfall …1930s US Black sl.
– EARLY BLUE dusk, nightfall …1930s US Black sl.
– EDGE OF DARK, THE twilight, dusk, nightfall …1885 Eng.  & Amer. dial.
– EDGE OF DAYLIGHT, THE twilight, dusk, nightfall …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EDGE OF EVENING, THE twilight, dusk, nightfall …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– EDGE OF GLOAMING, THE twilight, dusk, nightfall …1867 Sc.
– EDGE OF NIGHT, THE twilight, dusk, early evening, nightfall …1881 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– EVENING’S EDGE twilight, dusk, nightfall …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
NIGHTGOWN – nouns
– AUNT TILLIES an old-fashioned woman’s nightgown …1943 US sl.
– GOD ALMIGHTY a woman’s nightie, a nightdress …1998 UK rhyming sl.
– KNOCKING-JACKET a nightgown …E18 nonce word
– NEGGLEDIGEE ‘a woman’s undressed gown’; a nightgown …1823 sl.
– NIGHT-RAIL a nightgown …1899 Amer. dial.
– ROB DE NIGHT a nightgown; (French ‘robe de nuit’) …Amer. World War I sl.
– SARK a shirt; a chemise; occasionally, a nightdress …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
NIGHTINGALE – nouns
– BARLEY-BIRD the nightingale …1882 Eng. dial.
– BIRD OF PARADISE the nightingale …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 
NIGHTMARE – adjectives 
– HAG-RID affected by nightmare …1886
– HAG-RIDDEN affected by nightmare …1684
– MARE-RODE oppressed with an incubus, having the nightmare …1855 Sc. & Eng. dial. 
– NAG-RIDDEN troubled with nightmare …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– WITCH-RIDDEN having a nightmare …1836 Amer. dial.
nightmare – nouns
– CACODEMON † a nightmare …1811
– DAY-MARE a condition similar to nightmare occurring during wakefulness …1737
– EARTH-MARE a nightmare …1916 Sc.
– HAG † the nightmare …1632
– MARE † a kind of goblin supposed to produce nightmare by sitting on the chest of the sleeper; the nightmare itself …a700
– RIDING-HAG the nightmare …BK1903 colloq.
– RIDING OF THE WITCH, THE the nightmare …BK1903 colloq.
nightmare – verbs
– HAG † to torment or terrify as a hag; to trouble as the nightmare …1598 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HAG-RIDE to harass, to torment, esp. during sleep; to cause nightmares or nightmare-like experiences …1661 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– WITCH-RIDE to disturb the sleep of, to create nightmares for …1836 Amer. dial.
 
NIGHT SHIFT – nouns
– OWL SHIFT the night shift …1986 Amer. sl.
 
NIGHTSHIRT – nouns
– SARK a garment worn next to the skin; a shirt or chemise; occasionally used for a nightshirt …a1100 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 
NILE – nouns
– CATADUPE † a cataract or waterfall, orig. those of the Nile …1596
– SADD an impenetrable mass of floating vegetable matter which obstructs navigation on the White Nile …1874
– SUDD an impenetrable mass of floating vegetable matter which obstructs navigation on the White Nile …1874
Nile – person
– CATADUPES the dwellers by the cataracts of the Nile …1607
 
NIMBLE – adjectives 
– BAIN nimble, clever …1691 Eng. dial.
– FLINK nimble, agile, active …1866 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FLIP nimble; pliant; flexible …1847 Eng. dial.
– FLY of the fingers: dexterous, nimble, skilful …1834
– GAIN smart, active; nimble; graceful …1896 Eng. dial.
– GOAT-FOOTED sure-footed, nimble
– LEGER light, not heavy; slight, trifling; also, nimble …1481-90 obs.
– LIEGER † light, not heavy; slight, trifling; also, nimble …1481-90
– LIGHTFOOT light-footed, nimble of foot; active …c1440 poetic
– LIGHTSOME moving lightly; lively, nimble, quick …1601
– NIMBER † active, nimble …1849
– NIMBLE AS AN EEL IN A SANDBAG as nimble as may be …B1900
– OLIGHT † active, energetic, nimble …1721 Sc.
– OLITE † active, energetic, nimble …1721 Sc.
– QUIRKING nimble, agile; of a tune: intricate, quickly changing …1821 Eng. dial.
– QUIVER † active, nimble; quick, rapid …c960 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RASH active, vigorous; brisk, hale, hearty, nimble, quick; eager, impetuous …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– RIQUILANT nimble, quick …B1900
– SLIPPY quick, spry; nimble …1885 UK sl.
– TAIT † cheerful, lively, active, nimble …c1300
– TEET nimble …1889 Sc.
– TICKLE-HEELED † having nimble or active heels …1737
– WANDLE of a person: lithe, agile, nimble …1803 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WANNEL of a person: lithe, agile, nimble …1803 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YALD active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YANKIE nimble, agile …1870 Sc.
– YANKY nimble, agile, active …1870 Sc.
– YAP clever, cunning; shrewd, astute; nimble, active …a1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YARE adj. alert, nimble, active, brisk, quick …a1300 arch. & Eng. dial.
– YAUL active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YAUL-CUTED fleet of foot, nimble …1789 Sc.
– YAULD active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YAUP clever, cunning; shrewd, astute; nimble, active …a1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YAWL active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YELD alert, sprightly; nimble, active; able-bodied; strong, powerful …1816 Eng. dial.
– YEPE † active, nimble, brisk, alert, bold, daring …c1205
– YERN † swift, rapid; brisk, lively; nimble, active …a1300
nimble – person
– SPANKERING HIZZIE a tall, nimble girl …Bk1876 Sc.
nimble – verbs
– CANTER to move nimbly or briskly …1761
– WALTZ to move lightly, blithely, trippingly, nimbly or in a sprightly and self-assured manner…1862 colloq.
 
NIMBLENESS – nouns
– LEGERITY † lightness; nimbleness …1561
– LEIGERITY † lightness; nimbleness …1561
– YAWLNESS vigour, nimbleness …1826 Sc.
 
NIMBLY – adverbs
– FEATILY agilely, nimbly …c1630
– FEATLY with graceful agility, nimbly …c1340 arch.
– FEATOUSLY † of actions: cleverly, dexterously, nimbly, properly …c1350
– WAKERLY † nimbly …a1400
– YAPLY actively, nimbly, readily, eagerly …a1400 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YAPPELY actively, nimbly, readily, eagerly ..c1440 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YARE †* nimbly, briskly …1622
– YARELY quickly, promptly, nimbly, briskly, diligently, eagerly …a900 arch.
 
NINE – adjectives
– NOBBA nine …1996 Brit. sl.
– NOBBER nine …1996 Brit. sl.
nine — nouns 
– CALVIN KLEIN nine …2000s rhyming sl.
– NOBBA nine …M19 sl.
– NOBBER nine …M19 sl.
– SAY-TRAY the number 9 …M19 usage
– SEY-TRAY the number 9 …M19 usage
 
NINETEENTH CENTURY – person
– DECEMNOVENARIAN a man of the Nineteenth Century …1863
nineteenth century – verbs 
– DECEMNOVENARIANIZE to act the decemnovenarian …1890
 
NIP – verbs
– ABITE  to bite, to nip, to taste …c1000
– NIDD to nip gently with the teeth, to nibble, as of horses biting one another’s necks, or of other animals grooming their coats …1908 Sc. 
– VELLICATE of things: to act upon or affect so as to irritate; to nip, to pinch, to tear a part of the body by means of small or sharp points …1604
 
NIPPLE – nouns
– BEAN a human nipple; esp. as seen through clothing …Bk2006 US sl.
– BERRIES a woman’s nipples, esp. if dark brown or dark red in colour …1980s US Black sl.
– BIG a pap, or teat …1682 Eng. dial.
– BROWNIES the female breasts, esp. the nipples …1982 US sl.
– BULLETS nipples …Bk2006 US sl.
– BUTTON a woman’s nipple …1963 Amer. sl.
– CHERRY a female nipple …1964 US sl.
– DIDD the breasts or nipples …18C Brit. sl.
– DIDDIES the breasts or nipples …18C Brit. sl.
– DUGS nipples or teats; vulgar when used for a woman’s breasts …E16
– EYES the breasts; the nipples …20C US sl.
– HALO the dark area around the nipples …M20 US sl.
– MAMILLA the nipple of the female breast …1693
– NIP a nipple …M20 US sl.
– PAP a teat or nipple of a woman’s breast …c1200
– PAP-HEAD † the nipple …1530
– PAPPY the female breast; the nipple; a mother’ s milk …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PASTIES coverings worn over the nipples of a showgirl’s or topless dancer’s breasts, esp. to comply with legal requirements for entertainers …1961 sl.
– PUPPIES nipples …20C gay sl.
– RASPBERRY a nipple …1970s rhyming sl. (Raspberry Nipple)
– RASPBERRY RIPPLE a nipple …1970s rhyming sl.
– TET a teat; the nipple of a breast or udder …1681 Eng. dial.
– WALNUT WHIP a nipple …1990s rhyming sl. for ‘nip’
nipple –  verbs
– BEAM of a girl’s nipples: to be erect …1990s US juvenile sl.
 
NITROGLYCERIN – nouns
– BUTTER nitroglycerine or dynamite …1921 US sl.
– DINAH dynamite or nitroglycerin …1949 US sl.
– DYNAMITE nitroglycerine tablets prescribed to cardiac patients …1975 US sl.
– JUICE nitroglycerin, used by thieves to blow open vaults or safes …1924 US sl.
– OIL nitroglycerin …1902 Amer. sl., chiefly criminals’