Meaning of NIM in English

I. ˈnim verb

( nimmed ; nimmed ; nimming ; nims )

Etymology: from earlier nim to take, from Middle English nimen, from Old English niman — more at nimble

transitive verb

: steal , filch

this snuff-box … nimm'd two nights ago in the park — John Gay

a kirtle that I would not have nimmed from a hedge — E.G.Bulwer-Lytton

intransitive verb

archaic : thieve

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: probably from nim (I)

: any of various games in which counters are laid out in one or more piles of agreed numbers, each of two players in turn draws one or more counters, and the object is to take the last counter, force the opponent to take it, or take the most or the fewest counters


variant of neem

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