onetime

1 of 2

adjective

one·​time ˈwən-ˈtīm How to pronounce onetime (audio)
1
: former, sometime
a onetime actor
2
: occurring only once : one-shot

onetime

2 of 2

adverb

Examples of onetime in a Sentence

Adjective a onetime actor now turned singer with any luck, that was a onetime mistake Adverb an athlete who onetime competed in marathons on a regular basis
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Adjective
First-quarter total revenue at AMC Networks fell 17 percent, or 6 percent when excluding onetime year-ago factors, to $596 million. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2024 Jurors also heard from a prosecution paralegal, Georgia Longstreet, who doubled as a witness, guiding the courtroom through texts between Dylan Howard, the onetime editor of The National Enquirer, and Gina Rodriguez, Ms. Daniels’s manager in 2016. Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for onetime 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Onetime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onetime. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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onetime

adjective
one·​time
ˈwən-ˌtīm
1
: former sense 1
a onetime boxing champion
2
: happening only once
a onetime event

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