Nonce-word



noun
1.
a word coined and used only for a particular occasion.
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noun
1.
a word coined for a single occasion
n.

“word coined for a special occasion,” 1922, from nonce + word (n.).

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  • Nonchalance

    [non-shuh-lahns, non-shuh-lahns, -luh ns] /ˌnɒn ʃəˈlɑns, ˈnɒn ʃəˌlɑns, -ləns/ noun 1. the state or quality of being ; cool indifference or lack of concern; casualness. n. 1670s, from French nonchalance (13c.), from nonchalant (see nonchalant).

  • Nonchalant

    [non-shuh-lahnt, non-shuh-lahnt, -luh nt] /ˌnɒn ʃəˈlɑnt, ˈnɒn ʃəˌlɑnt, -lənt/ adjective 1. coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual: His nonchalant manner infuriated me. /ˈnɒnʃələnt/ adjective 1. casually unconcerned or indifferent; uninvolved adj. 1734, from French nonchalant, present participle of nonchaloir “be indifferent to, have no concern for” (13c.), from non- “not” (see non-) + chaloir “have […]



  • Nonchalantly

    [non-shuh-lahnt, non-shuh-lahnt, -luh nt] /ˌnɒn ʃəˈlɑnt, ˈnɒn ʃəˌlɑnt, -lənt/ adjective 1. coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual: His nonchalant manner infuriated me. /ˈnɒnʃələnt/ adjective 1. casually unconcerned or indifferent; uninvolved adj. 1734, from French nonchalant, present participle of nonchaloir “be indifferent to, have no concern for” (13c.), from non- “not” (see non-) + chaloir “have […]

  • Non-changeable

    [cheyn-juh-buh l] /ˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl/ adjective 1. liable to or to be ; variable. 2. of color or appearance: changeable silk. /ˈtʃeɪndʒəbəl/ adjective 1. able to change or be changed; fickle: changeable weather 2. varying in colour when viewed from different angles or in different lights adj. mid-13c., “unstable, inconstant, unreliable,” from Old French changeable […]



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