Definition of neither
- neither black nor white
- neither did I
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
“Which one do you want?” “Neither, thanks.”
Neither of them dances well.
There are two flashlights, neither of which works.
“Which answer is correct?” “Neither one.”
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: not the one and not the other of two people or things
: not one or the other of two people or things
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