nongrammatical

adjective
non·​gram·​mat·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-grə-ˈma-ti-kəl How to pronounce nongrammatical (audio) \

Definition of nongrammatical

a : not of or relating to grammar the nongrammatical features of language
b : 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, "At North Coast Rep, ‘Another Roll of the Dice’ picks up where ‘Guys and Dolls’ left off," 2 July 2019 Runyon is writing in a nongrammatical, break-the-rules style. San Diego Union-Tribune, "At North Coast Rep, ‘Another Roll of the Dice’ picks up where ‘Guys and Dolls’ left off," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of nongrammatical

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Nongrammatical.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nongrammatical. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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