monoglot

[mon-uh-glot]

adjective

knowing only one language; monolingual: monoglot travelers.
composed in only one language.

noun

a person with a knowledge of only one language.

Nearby words

  1. monogenetic,
  2. monogenic,
  3. monogenism,
  4. monogenous,
  5. monogeny,
  6. monoglot ,
  7. monoglyceride,
  8. monogram,
  9. monogrammatic,
  10. monogrammed

Origin of monoglot

First recorded in 1820–30; mono- + -glot

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British Dictionary definitions for monoglot

monoglot

adjective

having command of a single language
written in, composed of, or containing a single language

noun

a person with command of a single language

Word Origin for monoglot

C20: from mono- + Greek glōtta tongue

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