such a one

pronoun

1
: one of this or that kind : one of a specified or understood kind
he knows who is a likely witch and takes such a one in hand by commonsense methodsW. W. Howells
2
a
: one of a kind to be indicated or specified
such a one as may be found in any small town
b
: one of the same kind
just such a one as his father
3
archaic : someone not named
telling you then … that such a one and such a one were past cureShakespeare

Word History

Etymology

Middle English such an on

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“Such a one.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/such%20a%20one. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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