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nonce

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noun \ˈnän(t)s\

Definition of nonce

  1. 1 :  the one, particular, or present occasion, purpose, or use <for the nonce>

  2. 2 :  the time being



Origin of nonce

Middle English nanes, alteration (from misdivision of then anes in such phrases as to then anes for the one purpose) of anes one purpose, irregular from an, on one — more at one


First Known Use: 13th century


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nonce

adjective

Simple Definition of nonce

  • : used or made only once or for a special occasion

Full Definition of nonce

  1. :  occurring, used, or made only once or for a special occasion <a nonce word>

1884

First Known Use of nonce

1884

Rhymes with nonce



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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "nonce"


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