for the nonce

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for the nonce

somewhat formal
: for now : for the moment
  • The team is called "the Lions," at least for the nonce.

Word by Word Definitions

nonce play
  1. : the one, particular, or present occasion, purpose, or use

  2. : the time being

  1. : occurring, used, or made only once or for a special occasion


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