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nim

Syllabification: nim

Definition of nim in English:

noun

A game in which two players alternately take one or more objects from one of a number of heaps, each trying to take, or to compel the other to take, the last remaining object.
Example sentences
  • Also at high school a friend of his father gave him a mechanical device with switching circuits that could play nim and other games.
  • For example he devised laska, and produced an interesting modification to the rules of nim.
  • Variants of Nim have been played since ancient times.

Origin

early 20th century: apparently from archaic nim 'to take' or from German nimm! 'take!', imperative of nehmen.

Words that rhyme with nim

bedim, brim, crim, dim, glim, grim, Grimm, gym, him, hymn, Jim, Kim, limb, limn, prim, quim, rim, scrim, shim, Sim, skim, slim, swim, Tim, trim, vim, whim

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