One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An extra or irregular job, the income from which is not declared for taxation purposes.‘an RTE engineer doing a nixer installed the aerials’
- ‘The company's general manager told the tribunal that she had become concerned that members of staff were doing nixers while on company time.’
- ‘Many of the anaesthetists are also junior doctors doing the work as a nixer.’
- ‘I knew the extra money he made doing odd nixers didn't come into our house.’
- ‘Despite doing well at the phone company, she is making even more cash from her nixer.’
- ‘We do nixers, claiming social welfare benefits we're not entitled to.’
From nix + -er.
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