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analphabet

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noun an·al·pha·bet \(ˌ)an-ˈal-fə-ˌbet, -bət\

Definition of analphabet

  1. :  a person who cannot read :  illiterate

analphabeticplay \ˌan-ˌal-fə-ˈbe-tik\ adjective or noun
analphabetismplay \(ˌ)an-ˈal-fə-bə-ˌti-zəm\ noun


Origin of analphabet

Greek analphabētos not knowing the alphabet, from an- + alphabētos alphabet


First Known Use: 1881


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