Definitions

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  • interj. No, in an accent meant to sound Russian.

Etymologies

From Russian нет (nyet, "no") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Along with the word nyet, it was the extent of his Russian vocabulary.

    Ice Hunt

  • Our prediction is that the IIHF will say nyet, which is another way of saying they'll do nothing!

    Hockey Journal

  • And Chinese Premier Wen Jia Bao followed Putin with a "Bu Shi" ( "nyet" in Mandarin) when he extolled China's growing energy and trade ties to Iran to a visiting Iranian Vice President.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Russia "Nyet!" and China "Bu Shi!" to Tougher Iran Sanctions

  • And Chinese Premier Wen Jia Bao followed Putin with a "Bu Shi" "nyet" in Mandarin when he extolled China's growing energy and trade ties to Iran to a visiting Iranian Vice President.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Russia "Nyet!" and China "Bu Shi!" to Tougher Iran Sanctions

  • Despite noble efforts to downplay Russia's "nyet", Secretary of State Clinton left Moscow empty-handed after her meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in her quest for a more united front against Iran's nuclear ambitions.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Russia "Nyet!" and China "Bu Shi!" to Tougher Iran Sanctions

  • Then the party leaders said "nyet" to the steal and she pissed many of them off with her campaign's dispicable conduct in S.C., her little secondary scheme to pull in Michigan and Florida's non-delegates failed, and her planned for big wins in Texas and Ohio failed to close the delegate gap, so, finally, here we are at ...

    Hillary: McCain Has Crossed "Commander In Chief Threshold"

  • In time Putin, or more likely his hand-picked successor, will come to see that true greatness means more than just saying "nyet" to the West.

    The Tyrant's Turn

  • Although it's been reported that six top generals have been wise enough to say "nyet" to the call to czardom, the renewed search does include a few generals.

    Calling All Czars

  • PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: From Hong Kong this morning, at a restaurant catering to fans of Russian food and drink, patrants are saying -- or patrons, that is, are saying "nyet" to hot weather, exchanging their bikinis for furs.

    CNN Transcript Feb 28, 2002

  • When he arrived back at the gates of the Palace after his stroll, and tried to gain admission, he met with a firm "nyet".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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