noth·​er ˈnə-t͟hər How to pronounce nother (audio)
variants or '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 To top it all off, a nother American obsession — tequila — is starting to cause problems too. Mark Stevenson, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2024 Jill Scott took that vocal prowess to a whole 'nother level, showing off a range unmatched in the music industry, and teaching some lessons along the way. Joshua Medintz, The Enquirer, 22 July 2023 But going on single and playing that role is a whole 'nother ball game. Lanford Beard, Peoplemag, 12 June 2023 But that’s a whole ‘nother story. Josh Chesler, SPIN, 4 Mar. 2023 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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Word History


alteration (from misdivision of another) of other, adjective

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nother was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Nother.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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