nonstandard


non·stan·dard

adjective \-ˈstan-dərd\

: not accepted or used by most of the educated speakers and writers of a language

: not the usual size or kind

Full Definition of NONSTANDARD

1
:  not standard
2
:  not conforming in pronunciation, grammatical construction, idiom, or word choice to the usage generally characteristic of educated native speakers of a language — compare substandard

Examples of NONSTANDARD

  1. He works nonstandard hours so that he can pick his kids up from school.

First Known Use of NONSTANDARD

1923

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