no-no

[ noh-noh ]
/ ˈnoʊˌnoʊ /
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noun, plural no-nos, no-no's. Informal.

anything that is forbidden or not advisable, as because of being improper or unsafe: If you want to lose weight, rich desserts are a no-no.

Origin of no-no

1940–45, Americanism; reduplication of no1
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British Dictionary definitions for nono

Nono

/ (Italian ˈnɔːno) /

noun

Luigi (luˈiːdʒi). 1924–90, Italian composer of 12-tone music
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Word Origin and History for nono

no-no


n.

1942, from reduplication of no.

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