Definition of nitchevo in US English:

nitchevo

(also nichevo, nitschewo)

exclamation

  • In representations or imitation of Russian speech: ‘it is nothing’, ‘never mind’, ‘no matter’.

noun

  • The attitude of resignation or fatalism conveyed by (habitual) use of the word ‘nitchevo’; the tendency to accept defeat or to do nothing.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From Russian ničego, genitive of ničto nothing; with the construction compare French de rien, Spanish de nada.

Pronunciation

nitchevo

/niːtʃəˈvəʊ/