noth·​er | \ ˈnə-t͟hər How to pronounce nother (audio) \
variants: or 'nother

Definition of nother

: other used especially in the phrase a whole nother used chiefly in speech or informal prose

Examples of nother in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is at a whole nother level that your son isn’t even close to competing with,’ quote-unquote. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 23 Apr. 2018 The Sarah Connor Chronicles, pointing to a potential ‘nother rabbit hole, a site counting down 1191 days, and a world map of nuclear strike targets, along with a tally of the human and cyborg populations. Jenna Wortham, WIRED, 14 Jan. 2008

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First Known Use of nother

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nother

alteration (from misdivision of another) of other, adjective

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“Nother.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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