informal An expression of praise for having done something well. (It can also be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.) A: "Dad, I got an A+ on my midterm exam!" B: "Nice work, sweetie!" Nice work, Frank, now we're going to have to rebuild this entire model from scratch.
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nice ˈwork!(spoken, especially British English) used to show you are pleased when somebody has done something well: You did a good job today. Nice work, James!
See also: nice
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