nonword

noun
non·​word | \ˌnän-ˈwərd \

Definition of nonword 

: a word that has no meaning, is not known to exist, or is disapproved

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But critics say the name will teach children a nonword. Melissa Gray, CNN, "Crayola's new color name draws criticism," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of nonword

1961, in the meaning defined above

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