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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Nonce word(0.01085 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: nonce word
n : a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion
[syn: hapax legomenon]
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Nonce word
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, i. e. for the present time.
The miller was a stout carl for the nones.
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.).