nonswimmer

noun non·swim·mer \ ˌnän-ˈswi-mər \
|Updated on: 28 May 2018

Definition of nonswimmer

plural nonswimmers
: one who is not a swimmer : someone who lacks the ability or skill to swim
  • When I was a camper, only nonswimmers wore life preservers on the lake.
  • —David Brooks

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1864

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