untraditional

adjective un·tra·di·tion·al \ ˌən-trə-ˈdish-nəl , -ˈdi-shə-nᵊl \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of untraditional

: not adhering to past practices or conventions : not traditional
  • an untraditional wardrobe
  • untraditional methods
  • … a recipe for paella containing the hitherto untraditional combination of chicken and shrimp.
  • —David Rosengarten

untraditionally

adverb
    • Untraditionally, Santa brought along his elves on all-terrain vehicles instead of Rudolph and his pals.
    • —Melanie Mizenko

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circa 1934

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