: a genus of terns with a short tail and dark plumage found in warm countries see noddy sense 2a

Word History


New Latin, from Greek anoos, anous silly, from a- a- entry 2 + noos, nous mind

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anoüs was in 1826

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“Anoüs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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