such a one

pronoun

Definition of such a one

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 methods
  • —W. 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 cure
  • —Shakespeare

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Origin and Etymology of such a one

Middle English such an on


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