"nimming" Definition

  1. stealing. _Old English_, NIM, to take. Motherwell, the Scotch poet, thought the old word NIM (to snatch or pick up) was derived from _nam, nam_, the tiny words or cries of an infant, when eating anything which pleases its little palate. A negro proverb has the word:— “Buckra man NAM crab, Cram NAM buckra man.” Or, in the buckra man’s language— “White man eat [or steal] the crab, And then crab eat the white man.” Shakspeare evidently had the word NIM in his head when he portrayed Nym.

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Position in the dictionary: 2356 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: nincompoop, nine corns, nine shillings, ninepence, nines, ning-nang, ninnyhammer, nip, nipcheese, nipper
Previous words in the dictionary: nilly-willy, nil, nightcap, night-hunter, niggling, nick-nack, nick, nibs, nibble, nib-like

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