Definition of ixnay in English:

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ixnay

Pronunciation: /ˈɪksneɪ/
US informal

exclamation

(ixnay on/to)
Used in rejecting something specified: ixnay to corporate control!
More example sentences
  • Well, the couple is fighting back saying ixnay on those rumors.
  • I just want to 2nd the ixnay on cutesy text messages… uh… and baking cookies together.

verb

[with object]
Cancel or stop: the group has ixnayed the rest of its North American tour
More example sentences
  • The execs ixnayed the female first mate from the pilot, and he basically smuggled Nichelle Nicholls in under his coat, only mentioning offhand he was ‘going to add a little colour’ to the bridge crew.
  • Though President Bush ixnayed that idea, Wilkinson is still optimistic.
  • Yeah, i ixnayed the home-made dough and substituted a 2-pack of prepackaged stuff... pretty decent so far.

Origin

1920s: pig Latin for nix1.

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