no-nonsense

adjective

no-non·​sense ˈnō-ˌnän-ˌsen(t)s How to pronounce no-nonsense (audio)
-ˈnän(t)-sən(t)s
: tolerating no nonsense : serious, businesslike
a no-nonsense manager

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of no-nonsense was in 1853

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“No-nonsense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-nonsense. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

no-nonsense

adjective

: putting up with or including no nonsense : serious
a no-nonsense manager
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