Nickel Silver

A mixed metal of copper, zinc, and nickel, containing more nickel than what is called “German silver.” From its hardness it is well adapted for electroplating. (German, nickel, which also means a strumpet.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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