no·​lo ˈnō-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce nolo (audio)

Examples of nolo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brown entered a nolo contendre plea on Jan. 23, Wayne County Circuit Court records show, and was sentenced March 31. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2023 The Counter's logo refers to it as a nolo bar, as in no- or low-proof drinks. Journal Sentinel, 27 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nolo was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Nolo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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no·​lo ˈnō-lō How to pronounce nolo (audio)
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