nonsmoker

[ non-smoh-ker ]
/ nɒnˈsmoʊ kər /
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noun

a person who does not smoke.
a railroad car, room, or area reserved for those who do not smoke.

Nearby words

  1. nonsighted,
  2. nonsingular,
  3. nonsked,
  4. nonskid,
  5. nonslip,
  6. nonsmoking,
  7. nonsolvent,
  8. nonspeaking,
  9. nonspecialist,
  10. nonspecific

Origin of nonsmoker

First recorded in 1840–50; non- + smoker

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British Dictionary definitions for non-smoker

nonsmoker

/ (nɒnˈsməʊkə) /

noun

a person who does not smoke
a train compartment in which smoking is forbidden
Derived Formsnonsmoking, adjective

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Word Origin and History for non-smoker

non-smoker

n.

also nonsmoker, "person who does not smoke," 1846, in reference to railways. Non-smoking (adj.) is attested from 1891.

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