ixnay
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɪksˌneɪ/
Interjection
  1. No.
Verb

ixnay (ixnays, present participle ixnaying; past and past participle ixnayed)

  1. (slang, transitive, usually in an imperative) Do not do or talk about (something).
    Ixnay on the “W-A-L-K” while the dogs can hear you.
  2. (slang, transitive) To reject something.
    • 2009, Kathleen Kaska, Murder at the Arlington, Salvo Press ISBN 9781627934282
      If I wasn't so bored out of my mind, I would have ixnayed that idea.
    • 2013, Gervich Chad, How to Manage Your Agent: A Writer’s Guide to Hollywood Representation, CRC Press ISBN 9781136070945, page 295
      Personally, I'd rather feel momentarily bummed when my agent ixnays a two-paragraph idea than totally crushed when she ixnays a 110-page screenplay it took six months to perfect.
    • 2015, Angelina Mirabella, The Sweetheart: A Novel, Simon and Schuster ISBN 9781476733876, page 158
      You didn't want to ask for a handout—you have a vague memory of him ixnaying advances when you signed your contract—but you don't have much choice.
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