[ nev-er-mahynd, nev-er-mahynd ]

nounOlder Use.
  1. attention; heed; notice (usually used in negative constructions): Pay him no nevermind.

  2. business; affair; responsibility (usually used in negative constructions): It's no nevermind of yours.

Origin of nevermind

First recorded in 1930–35; noun use of verb phrase never mind Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nevermind in a sentence

  • Never mind the dust; I've turned it on to make believe we're going tremendously fast.

    Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
  • "Never mind the fellow; we have more than enough to think of in our own affairs," exclaimed his friend, impatiently.

  • “Never mind that,” Jessie flung back over her shoulder, and still breathing easily as she set a slower stroke.

  • "Never mind," said Isabel, as Gwynne mopped his brow for the third time and ostentatiously rubbed his face.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • "Never mind granny," she said, when they reached the house and Mandy stopped to say how d'ye to the old woman in the chair.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes

Other Idioms and Phrases with nevermind


Don't worry about something, don't trouble yourself, it doesn't matter. For example, Never mind what I said, it wasn't important, or Never mind, you can always take the driver's test again. This expression employs mind in the sense of “care about something,” a usage dating from the late 1700s.

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