- a person or thing without equal; paragon.
Also non·such [non-suhch, nuhn-] /ˈnɒnˌsʌtʃ, ˈnʌn-/.
Origin of nonesuch
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ideal, model, pattern, nonpareil.
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Examples from the Web for nonsuch
By ten o'clock the Nonsuch had weighed anchor and her voyage had begun.
The Nonsuch arrived safely in the Thames in the month of August.
The players bid for the stock, as is done in Nonsuch Euchre.Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards
Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer
Smith named it "Nonsuch" after a royal residence of that name in England.The Birth of the Nation
Mrs. Roger A. Pryor
The Nonsuch lost twenty-three killed and wounded in this engagement.The Second War with England, Vol. 2 of 2
J. T. Headley.
- a variant spelling of nonesuch
- archaic a matchless person or thing; nonpareil
- another name for black medick
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Word Origin and History for nonsuch
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