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#210588 - 04/22/13 11:00 PM Nixers
Jackie Offline
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I'm reading a novel set in Dublin; many of the Irish terms I've figured out, such as semi d, and, while I believe I get the meaning of nixers from the context, I'd appreciate any enlightenment anyone could give me. Here's the sentence:
Half the Place was on the dole and all of them did nixers, specially when the beginning of the school year was coming up and the kids needed books and uniforms.

BTW, I know the term semi detached but don't really know what one looks like exactly.

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#210589 - 04/22/13 11:13 PM Re: Nixers [Re: Jackie]
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I'm not a Dubliner, nor do I play one on TV, but I believe a nixer is a (clandestine) spare time job - ergo, no tax.

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#210605 - 04/23/13 08:26 PM Re: Nixers [Re: tsuwm]
Jackie Offline
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nor do I play one on TV laugh
It occurred to me that some Brit-speakers say 'nick' where I'd say shoplift or steal, so possibly multiple incidents of nicking might become nixers...?

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