analphabet


an·al·pha·bet

noun \(ˌ)an-ˈal-fə-ˌbet, -bət\

Definition of ANALPHABET

:  a person who cannot read :  illiterate
an·al·pha·bet·ic \ˌan-ˌal-fə-ˈbe-tik\ adjective or noun
an·al·pha·bet·ism \(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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