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nonword

[ non-wurd ]
/ nɒnˈwɜrd /
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noun
a word that is not recognized or accepted as legitimate, as one produced by a spelling or typographical error.
a word whose meaning or use is not approved in a given circumstance: “Failure” is a nonword in her vocabulary.
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Origin of nonword

First recorded in 1960–65; non- + word
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