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nonce word definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion [syn: nonce word, hapax legomenon]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nonce Nonce (n[o^]ns), n. [For the nonce, OE. for the nones, a corruption of for then ones, where n. in then is a relic of AS. m in [eth]am, dat. of the article and demonstrative pronoun, E. the. See For, Once, and The.] The one or single occasion; the present call or purpose; -- chiefly used in the phrase for the nonce. The miller was a stout carl for the nones. --Chaucer. And that he calls for drink, I 'll have prepared him A chalice for the nonce. --Shak. Nonce word, ``a word apparently employed only for the nonce''. --Murray (New English Dict.).



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