mon

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dialectal chiefly British variant of man

mon

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abbreviation (1)

monetary

Mon

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noun

plural Mon or Mons
1
: a member of the dominant native people of Pegu division, Myanmar (Burma)
2
: the Mon-Khmer language of the Mon people

Mon

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abbreviation (2)

Monday

mon-

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combining form

variants or mono-
1
: one : single : alone
monoplane
monodrama
2
a
: containing one (usually specified) atom, radical, or group
monohydroxy
b
: monomolecular
monolayer

Word History

Etymology

Combining form

Greek, from monos alone, single — more at monk

First Known Use

Noun

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mon was in 1798

Dictionary Entries Near mon

Cite this Entry

“Mon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mon. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

mon-

combining form
variants or mono-
1
: one : single : alone
monotone
2
: one atom or group
monoxide
Etymology

Combining form

derived from Greek monos "alone, single"

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