non·​gram·​mat·​i·​cal ˌnän-grə-ˈma-ti-kəl How to pronounce nongrammatical (audio)
: not grammatical:
: not of or relating to grammar
the nongrammatical features of language
: not following rules of grammar : ungrammatical
a nongrammatical sentence

Examples of nongrammatical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Runyon is writing in a nongrammatical, break-the-rules style. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nongrammatical was in 1888

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

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