nickel etymology

English word nickel comes from German Kupfer (Copper (chemical element, Cu, atomical number 29).), German Claus (A male given name., a less common spelling of Klaus.), Tagalog Nikolaus

Detailed word origin of nickel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Kupfer German (deu) Copper (chemical element, Cu, atomical number 29).
Claus German (deu) A male given name., a less common spelling of Klaus.
Nikolaus Tagalog (tgl)
Kupfernickel German (deu) Cupronickel.
Nickel German (deu) Nickel (a silvery elemental metal with an atomic number of 28 and symbol Ni).
nickel English (eng) (American football) A defensive formation with five defensive backs, one of whom is a nickelback, instead of the more common four.. (US, Canada, countable) A coin worth 5 cents.. (US, slang) A five-year prison sentence.. (US, slang, by extension) Five dollars.. (US, slang, by extension) Five hundred dollars.. (US, slang, sometimes the nickel or the hot nickel) Interstate 5, a highway that [...]

Words with the same origin as nickel

Descendants of Kupfer
Nibral Nichrome Nickelodeon nicad