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don't-know

[ dohnt-noh ]
/ ˈdoʊntˈnoʊ /
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noun

a person who has no opinion or is undecided, as in answering an item on a public-opinion poll.

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Origin of don't-know

First recorded in 1885–90
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don't know

noun

a person who has not reached a definite opinion on a subject, esp as a response to a questionnaire
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