Etymology
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nib (n.)

1580s, "beak or bill of a bird," Scottish variant of  neb "beak or bill of a bird." Perhaps influenced by nibble (v.). Meaning "point" (of a pen or quill) is recorded by 1610s (neb in this sense is from 1590s).

updated on June 08, 2019

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Definitions of nib from WordNet

nib (n.)
the writing point of a pen;
Synonyms: pen nib
nib (n.)
horny projecting mouth of a bird;
Synonyms: beak / bill / neb / pecker
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