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'N, 'N', N', N

1. "In" [Cont] Primarily from Black Vernacular, as in the porn video "Fire 'n da Ho'," "Wild 'N Tha West" by Chico & Coolwadda, "Drag 'Em 'N' Tha River" by UNLV, "N2Deep," "Niggas N Trouble" by B.G. and "N'sync."


'N, 'N', N', N

2. "And," [Cont] From Black Vernacular, though there has been much crossover. For example: "Real 'N Ruff Muzik," "nice n' easy" and the popular "rock n' roll." Another convention is to use dashes on either side of the n, as in "Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age," "Smif-N-Wessun," "Capone-n-Noreaga" and "Bone Thugs-n-Harmony."


Nacho

"Not Your." [DV] ommon in Black Vernacular. This was popularised by nacho cheese chips commercials.


Nadgers

"Testicles." British slang, from "gonads." See "gonads."


Nads

"Testicles." Short for "gonads." See "gonads."


NADT

"Not A Darn Thing." An internet abbreviation.


NAGI

"Not A Good Idea." An internet abbreviation.


Na'mean?

"(Do You) Know What I Mean?" [Cont] From Black Vernacular. Variant spellings include "nomean?" and "knamean?" It is sometimes used alone and sometimes as "Ya na'mean?" or "y'namean." Less contracted versions such as "You know I mean?" and "You know mean?" can also be heard.


Na'msayin?

"(Do You) Know What I Am Saying?" [Cont] From Black Vernacular. Behaves as "na'mean," with identical spelling variations. It can also be seen as "Nah'm Sayin." A slightly less contracted form can be heard as "Ya know I'm sayin'?"


Natcheral

"Natural." This one was made popular by Al Capp's Lil' Abner. We see for instance, "Natcherly," used in the July 7, 1948 strip. Elsewhere since, we see it pop up all over in when writing out Southern dialect, like "Natcheral causes," "might come up natcherly in a conversation," and "Doin═ what comes natcherly."


NE

"Any." An internet expression, as seen in "forgive me if i have upset ne 1 by dis info."


Necrolatry

"Worship of the Dead, Ancestor Worship." From the Greek roots "nekro" = "dead" and "latreia" = "service to the gods, divine worship."


Necrology

"A List of Dead People; Obituary." From the Greek roots "nekro" = "dead" and "logiea" = "collection."


Necromancy

"Divination by Communication with the Dead." From the Middle English "nigromancie," from the Old French "nigremancie," from the Late Latin "necromantia," from the Greek "nekromanteia," a compound of the roots "nekro" = "dead" and "manteia" = "mode of divination."


Necrophageous

"Feeding on Carrion or dead Corpses." See "necrophagy."


Necrophagy

"Consumption of Dead Flesh." From the Greek roots "nekro" = "dead" and "phagein" = "devour."


Necrophilia

"Sexual Gratification from Corpses." From the Greek root "nekro" = "dead" and the suffix "-philia."


Necrophobia

"an Irrational Fear of Death or Dead People." Fear of death is also called "thanatophobia." Necrophobia comes from the Greek root "nekro" = "dead" and the suffix "-phobia." See "-phobia."


Nekkid

"Naked." [DV] Primarily from Black Vernacular. Listen to Flavor Flav of Public Enemy, who can flawlessly rhyme "nekkid" and "record," which would only rhyme in Black Vernacular.


Ne'er

"Never." [DV] As seen online in the phrases: "Ne'er the Twain Will Meet" and "ne'er-do-well."


'Nem

"And Them." [Cont]


Nerf, Nerf-Ass

"Soft, Weak." A slang term from the Nerf balls, a trademarked product made from soft foam.


Neva

"Never." [DV] From Black Vernacular. For example: "Neva Been Good" by Assassin and the artist "Neva Legal."


Nic

"Nicotine." [Cont] See also "niccing" and "nicfit."


Niccing

"Having a Nicfit, Suffering from Nicotine Withdrawal." See "nic" and "nicfit."


Nicfit, Nic Fit

"The Craving of an Addict for Nicotine." A combination of "nic" (See "nic") and "fit" in the meaning "a sudden, uncontrollable atack." See also "niccing."


Nickel

"Five of Anything." From Black Vernacular, as in "doing a nickel in the joint" = "doing five years in jail." See also "dime" and "nickel bag."


Nickel Bag

"Five Dollars Worth of Drugs." See "nickel."


Nickel n' Dime

"Small Time." As in a "nickel and dime operation," suggesting that they only make small change. Though this exists in all dialects now, it probably originated in Black Vernacular. See also "n'."


Niggard

(substatif) "Miser." (adjective) "Miserly." (verb) "To Stint, Supply Sparingly." All of these forms are archaic. They dervive from the Middle English form "nigard" = "miser" or "miserly." There is also a Middle English form "nekard." These come from the Anglo-Saxon "hneaw" = "mean, niggardly, stingy, miserly." It is also related, and possibly derived from to the Old Norse "hn└ggr" = "niggardly, stingy," but can also mean "a blow, strike," related to "hn└ggva" = "to strike, beat, rob." Thus, we get the implication of an etymology meaning something like "robber," or someone who skims off the top of deals, etc. See "niggardly."


Niggardise

"Niggardly." An archaic form. See "niggardly" and "-ise."


Niggardish

"Somewhat Niggardly." Another archaic form. See "niggardly."


Niggardliness

"The State of Being Niggardly." See "niggardly."


Niggardly

"Stingy, Miserly." Niggardly has absolutely nothing to do with the term "Nigger." It simply means "like or characteristic of a niggard," "niggard" being an old term for "miser." The term "nigard" was used by Chaucer in 1374, so we can clearly see that it pre-dates the pejorative "nigger." See "niggard."


Niggardness

"Niggardliness." Another archaic form. See "niggardliness."


Niggardous

"Niggardly." An archaic form. See "niggardly."


Niggardship

"Niggardliness." Another archaic form. See "niggardliness."


NIMBY

"Not In My Back Yard." An internet abbreviation.


Nine

"Pistol." An Ebonic shortening of 9mm., a pistol caliber popular in Police useage. It is often used as a generic term for pistol, as in "don' make me pull my nine on ya ass."


911

"Emergency." This is adopted from the American emergency telephone number 911. It is popularly used as a code entered into beepers, with the basic meaning "Call me right back, its an emergency." It has become synonymous with "emergency" in the same way that 411 has become synonymous with "information," particularly in Black Vernacular.


Nip

"Japanese Person." A pejorative form popular among soldiers in WWII. It is short for "Nipponese," from the native moniker of Japan "Nippon."


Nix

"Get Rid Of; Forbid, Refuse; No." This comes from the Plattdeutsch, or Low German "nix" or "nicks," which both equate to the High German "nichts" = "nothing."


NM

"Never Mind." An internet abbreviation.


Noid

"Paranoiac." From "paranoid."


Noided

"Paranoid." See "noid." For example: "She's now noided that her phone maybe tapped in work" and "i get friggin noided of course."


Noize

"Noize." An Ebonic phonetic corruption, as in the Rap song "Bring Tha Noize."


Nomean?

"(Do You) Know What I Mean?" [Cont.] A variant of the more common "na'mean?" See "na'mean?"


Nomsayin?

"(Do You) Know What I Am Saying?" [Cont.] A variant of the more common "na'msayin?" See "na'msayin?"


Nookyular

"Nuclear." A common mispronunciation amongst Americans. The question is, should someone who cannot properly pronounce "nuclear weaponry" really be in charge of their deployment?


NP

"No Problem." An internet abbreviation.


Ntro

"Intro." A Black vernacular spelling.


Nu

"New." This appears often in Black Vernacular, especially Gospel culture, as in "the Nu Life."


Nuff

"Enough." Primarily from Black Vernacular, as in "nuff said."


Numen (pl. Numina)

"Deity; Divinity; Presiding Spirit; Animistic Spirit; Divine Power; Creative Energy." From the Latin "numen," in the sense of "divine command, divine will; divine might," from the more mundane sense of "will, consent" or "command" or more primarily "a nodding of the head."


Numinal

"Divine." From "numen." See "numen."


Numinous

"Of or Related to Divinity; Filled With Divine Presence; Spiritually Elevated, Sublime." From "numen." See "numen."


Nuthin

"Nothing." [DV][Cont] As seen on an e-list, "i gotz nuthin..."


Nuthingness

"Nothingness." [DV]


Nut'n, Nuttin'

"Nothing." [DV][Cont]





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