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nonword

[ non-wurd ]
/ nɒnˈwɜrd /

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.

Nearby words

nonvolatile, nonvoter, nonvoting, nonwhite, nonwoody, nonword, nonworking, nonwoven, nonyl alcohol, nonzero, noob

Origin of nonword

First recorded in 1960–65; non- + word
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