nonreader

noun
non·​read·​er | \ˌnän-ˈrē-dər \

Definition of nonreader 

1 : one who does not or cannot read

2 : a child who is slow in learning to read

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nonreading \ ˌnän-​ˈrē-​diŋ \ adjective

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Even to nonreaders, Wolfe, who died Monday at age 88, was instantly recognizable by his white suits. latimes.com, "Today: What’s North Korea Up To?," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonreader

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nonreader was in 1689

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