nix, nixie noun nothing: It meant that whin ye hid worked frae afore eight in the morning ye were still haeing tae work overtime for about half an oor every night and ye got nixie for it. 20-.
nixie kai 1 nothing at all la20-.
2 something for free la20-. Compare nitchless etymology: first element from German nix, colloquial form of nichts ‘nothing at all’; second element perhaps a development or misunderstanding of Romany kai ‘where’; form nix collected by EMcC/PS; form nixie collected by JS and attested by SR and BS in TDITA note:

Form nix attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) with the same meaning.