nonce

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1nonce

noun \ˈnän(t)s\

Definition of NONCE

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

2nonce

adjective

: used or made only once or for a special occasion

Full Definition of NONCE

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

First Known Use of NONCE

1884

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