Definition of nonstandard
1 : not standard
2 : not conforming in pronunciation, grammatical construction, idiom, or word choice to the usage generally characteristic of educated native speakers of a language — compare substandard
Examples of nonstandard in a sentence
He works nonstandard hours so that he can pick his kids up from school.
First Known Use of nonstandard
NONSTANDARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nonstandard for English Language Learners
: not accepted or used by most of the educated speakers and writers of a language
: not the usual size or kind
NONSTANDARD Defined for Kids
Definition of nonstandard for Students
: different from or lower in quality than what is typical <nonstandard work>
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