Definitions

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  • interj. No.
  • v. Do not do or talk about (something).

Etymologies

Pig Latin version of nix; possibly the only Pig Latin phrase to enter common American English besides amscray. Ixnay and amscray were used widely in "The Three Stooges" shorts, possibly the main source of popularity for the words. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "Something glinted and caught his eye. He hissed to the nearest kid, 'Ixnay on the ottlebay!' The eight-year-old, squirming in his unaccustomed clothes, flushed and tucked the busted bottle farther out of sight."
    - Frederik Pohl and C M Kornbluth, 'Gladiator-at-Law', 1955.

    June 26, 2009

  • Pig Latin for nix.
    "Ixnay on the Eadhay of the Avigatornay!"

    January 18, 2008