non·​speak·​er ˌnän-ˈspē-kər How to pronounce nonspeaker (audio)
plural nonspeakers
: a person who is not a speaker
especially : someone who does not speak a particular language
nonspeakers of English

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonspeaker was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Nonspeaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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