Definition of ixnay in English:

ixnay

exclamation

ixnay on/to/with
US
informal
  • Used in rejecting something specified.

    ‘a nice place to paddle, but ixnay on the swimming’
    ‘ixnay with the moral exhibitionism’
    • ‘Well, the couple is fighting back saying ixnay on those rumors.’
    • ‘I just want to 2nd the ixnay on cutesy text messages… uh… and baking cookies together.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]US
informal
  • Cancel or stop.

    ‘there are no officials to ixnay development here’
    • ‘Yeah, i ixnayed the home-made dough and substituted a 2-pack of prepackaged stuff... pretty decent so far.’
    • ‘Though President Bush ixnayed that idea, Wilkinson is still optimistic.’
    • ‘I ixnayed all the pesticides like perm and BB. Haven't touched them in months. Went organic and it worked in about 17 days. I am not anemic anymore and I am starting to feel pretty good.’
    • ‘The execs ixnayed the female first mate from the pilot, and he basically smuggled Nichelle Nicholls in under his coat, only mentioning offhand he was ‘going to add a little colour’ to the bridge crew.’

Origin

1920s: pig Latin for nix.

Pronunciation

ixnay

/ˈiksnā/