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Knick vs. Nick

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 23, 2023
"Knick" is incorrect; the correct spelling is "Nick," referring to a small cut or notch or a given name.

Which is correct: Knick or Nick

How to spell Nick?

Knick is Incorrect

Nick is Correct

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Key Differences

Knowing someone named Nick can reinforce the correct spelling.
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Sep 23, 2023
“Nick” is simpler and shorter, lacking the extraneous ‘k.’
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Sep 23, 2023
The word "nickname" starts with "nick," helping recall the correct spelling.
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Visualizing the word “Nick” correctly spelled can help remember it.
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Remember, “Knick” has an unnecessary ‘K’; “Nick” is the correct spelling.
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Knick and Nick Definitions

Knick

Knick is an incorrect spelling of Nick.
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Nick

A small cut or notch.
He has a nick on his chin from shaving.
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Sep 23, 2023

Nick

A diminutive of the given name Nicholas.
Nick is a common first name.
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Sep 23, 2023

Nick

To cut slightly or superficially.
Be careful not to nick yourself while peeling the apple.
Harlon Moss
Sep 23, 2023

Nick

A specific point of time, as in "in the nick of time."
They arrived in the nick of time.
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Sep 23, 2023

Nick

The condition of being in good or sound health, as in "in good nick."
The antique table is still in good nick.
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Sep 23, 2023

Nick

A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface
Nicks in the table.
Razor nicks on his chin.
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Feb 04, 2023
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Nick

Chiefly British Slang A prison or police station.
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Nick

(Printing) A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
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Nick

To cut a nick or notch in.
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Nick

To cut into and wound slightly
A sliver of glass nicked my hand.
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Nick

To cut short; check
Nicked an impulse to flee.
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Nick

(Slang) To cheat, especially by overcharging.
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Nick

To steal.
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Nick

To arrest.
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Nick

A small cut in a surface.
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Nick

A particular place or point considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
In the nick of time
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Nick

A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
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Nick

Senses connoting something small.
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Nick

(cricket) A small deflection of the ball off the edge of the bat, often going to the wicket-keeper for a catch.
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Nick

(genetics) One of the single-stranded DNA segments produced during nick translation.
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Nick

The point where the wall of the court meets the floor.
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Nick

Often in the expressions in bad nick and in good nick: condition, state.
The car I bought was cheap and in good nick.
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Nick

A police station or prison.
He was arrested and taken down to Sun Hill nick [police station] to be charged.
He’s just been released from Shadwell nick [prison] after doing ten years for attempted murder.
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Feb 04, 2023

Nick

(Internet) nickname
A user’s reserved nick on an IRC network
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Nick

(archaic) A nix or water]] spirit.
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Nick

(transitive) To make a nick or notch in; to cut or scratch in a minor way.
I nicked myself while I was shaving.
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Nick

(transitive) To make ragged or uneven, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to deface, to mar.
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Nick

To make a crosscut or cuts on the underside of (the tail of a horse, in order to make the animal carry it higher).
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Nick

To fit into or suit, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
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Nick

To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
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Nick

To hit the ball with the edge of the bat and produce a fine deflection.
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Nick

To throw or turn up (a number when playing dice); to hit upon.
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Nick

To make a cut at the side of the face.
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Nick

To steal.
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Nick

To arrest.
The police nicked him climbing over the fence of the house he’d broken into.
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Nick

To give or call (someone) by a nickname; to style.
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Nick

An evil spirit of the waters.
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Nick

A notch cut into something
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Nick

A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; as, nicks in a china plate; a nick in the table top.
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Nick

A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
To cut it off in the very nick.
This nick of time is the critical occasion for the gaining of a point.
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Feb 04, 2023

Nick

To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
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Nick

To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to create a nick{2} in, deliberately or accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup.
And thence proceed to nicking sashes.
The itch of his affection should not thenHave nicked his captainship.
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Nick

To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
Words nicking and resembling one another are applicable to different significations.
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Nick

To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
The just season of doing things must be nicked, and all accidents improved.
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Nick

To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry it higher).
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Nick

To nickname; to style.
For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me.
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Nick

An impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
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Nick

A small cut
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Nick

Cut slightly, with a razor;
The barber's knife nicked his cheek
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Nick

Cut a nick into
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Nick

Divide or reset the tail muscles of;
Nick horses
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Nick

Mate successfully; of livestock
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FAQs

Why is it called Nick?

"Nick" could refer to a name, originating from Nicholas, or a small cut, possibly from its likeness to making notches or "nicks" in wood or other materials.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 23, 2023

Which vowel is used before Nick?

"A" can be used before "nick" (a nick).
Aimie Carlson
Sep 23, 2023

What is the verb form of Nick?

To nick (meaning to make a small cut).
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Sep 23, 2023

What is the plural form of Nick?

Nicks
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Sep 23, 2023

Which preposition is used with Nick?

“In” as in “in the nick of time.”
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Sep 23, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Nick?

Any conjunction can be used, depending on the sentence structure.
Harlon Moss
Sep 23, 2023

What is the root word of Nick?

For the name, it is derived from Nicholas; for the cut or notch, it has uncertain origins.
Samantha Walker
Sep 23, 2023

Is Nick a negative or positive word?

Nick is neutral; it can be either positive, negative, or neutral depending on the context.
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Sep 23, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Nick?

/nɪk/
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Is Nick a noun or adjective?

Nick is primarily a noun but can also be a verb as in to nick something.
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Sep 23, 2023

Is Nick an adverb?

No, Nick is not an adverb.
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Sep 23, 2023

What is the opposite of Nick?

There isn’t a direct opposite for "Nick."
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Sep 23, 2023

Which determiner is used with Nick?

“A” or “the” can be used as determiners with "Nick."
Harlon Moss
Sep 23, 2023

What is the third form of Nick?

Nicked (when used as a verb).
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Sep 23, 2023

What is the singular form of Nick?

Nick
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Sep 23, 2023

Which article is used with Nick?

"A" or "the" can be used with Nick, depending on the context.
Janet White
Sep 23, 2023

Is Nick a countable noun?

Yes, when referring to a cut or notch, "nick" is a countable noun.
Janet White
Sep 23, 2023

Is the word Nick imperative?

No, "Nick" is not typically used as an imperative verb.
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Sep 23, 2023

Is Nick an abstract noun?

No, Nick is not an abstract noun.
Janet White
Sep 23, 2023

How many syllables are in Nick?

Nick has one syllable.
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Sep 23, 2023

How do we divide Nick into syllables?

Nick is a one-syllable word; it doesn’t divide into syllables.
Samantha Walker
Sep 23, 2023

What is the second form of Nick?

Nicked (when used as a verb).
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Sep 23, 2023

Is Nick a vowel or consonant?

"Nick" is a word that contains both vowels and consonants.
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Sep 23, 2023

Is Nick a collective noun?

No, Nick is not a collective noun.
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Sep 23, 2023

What is another term for Nick?

Another term for Nick could be “notch” when referring to a small cut, or “Nicholas” when referring to the name.
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Sep 23, 2023

How is Nick used in a sentence?

"I managed to nick myself while shaving this morning."
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Sep 23, 2023

Is the Nick term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically, such as “in the nick of time,” meaning just in time.
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Sep 23, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Nick?

The entire word "Nick" is stressed as it has only one syllable.
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Sep 23, 2023

What part of speech is Nick?

Nick is a noun or a verb depending on its use.
Janet White
Sep 23, 2023

What is the first form of Nick?

To nick (when used as a verb).
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Sep 23, 2023
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