[ non-kan-di-deyt, -dit ]
/ nɒnˈkæn dɪˌdeɪt, -dɪt /


a person who has not yet announced his or her availability for election to a political office or who has declared himself or herself not a candidate.

Origin of noncandidate

First recorded in 1940–45; non- + candidate

Related forms

non·can·di·da·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019