from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Informal No.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. No.
- n. A negative reply, no.
- n. A bullfinch
- n. A blow to the head.
- v. (archaic) To hit someone on the head.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bullfinch.
- interj. No.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bullfinch, Pyrrhula vulgaris. See mawp.
- No: a vulgar corruption.
Alteration of no1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Representing no pronounced with the mouth snapped closed at the end. (Wiktionary)
Probably mutated from ope (see 1823 quote) from alp; (Wiktionary)
Possibly influenced by nape and knap. (Wiktionary)