nonstory

noun
non·​sto·​ry | \ ˌnän-ˈstȯr-ē How to pronounce nonstory (audio) \
plural nonstories

Definition of nonstory

: something that is not a story a nonstory with no clear plot specifically : an event or occurrence that is not newsworthy enough to be a news story What had been an obscure Canadian nonstory, just another chapter in an endless saga of debate and dispute, suddenly had become world news. — Guy Lawson

Examples of nonstory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Telling you this nonstory feels excessive, embarrassing, in poor taste, even though death and grieving often feel that way, too. Lidija Haas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 28 Oct. 2019 The ClipCast podcast broke this nonstory over the weekend. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Ex-Warrior Andre Iguodala headed for Clippers, confirms not a soul," 3 Sep. 2019 One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Don Jr. Shows Support for Team USA by Attacking Adam Rippon," 14 Feb. 2018 One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Pa. figure skater Adam Rippon wins medal after tangling with Mike Pence at Winter Olympics," 12 Feb. 2018 One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Don Jr. Shows Support for Team USA by Attacking Adam Rippon," 14 Feb. 2018 One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Pa. figure skater Adam Rippon wins medal after tangling with Mike Pence at Winter Olympics," 12 Feb. 2018 One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Don Jr. Shows Support for Team USA by Attacking Adam Rippon," 14 Feb. 2018 One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Pa. figure skater Adam Rippon wins medal after tangling with Mike Pence at Winter Olympics," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nonstory

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonstory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonstory. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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