analphabet

noun
an·​al·​pha·​bet | \ (ˌ)an-ˈal-fə-ˌbet How to pronounce analphabet (audio) , -bət \

Definition of analphabet

: a person who cannot read : illiterate

Other Words from analphabet

analphabetic \ ˌan-​ˌal-​fə-​ˈbe-​tik How to pronounce analphabetic (audio) \ adjective or noun
analphabetism \ (ˌ)an-​ˈal-​fə-​bə-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce analphabetism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of analphabet

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for analphabet

borrowed from New Latin analphabētus, derivative of analphabētus, adjective, "illiterate," borrowed from Greek analphábētos, from an- an- + -alphabētos, derivative of alphábētos alphabet

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The first known use of analphabet was in 1881

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3 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Analphabet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analphabet. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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