Informal. a whole nother, an entirely different; a whole other.

Nearby words

  1. notepaper,
  2. notes,
  3. notes inégales,
  4. noteworthy,
  5. noteć,
  6. nothing,
  7. nothing but,
  8. nothing doing,
  9. nothing if not,
  10. nothing like

Origin of nother

1955–60; metanalysis of an other or another Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for nother


word formed from misdivision of another as a nother (see N for other examples), c.1300. From 14c.-16c. no nother is sometimes encountered as a misdivision of none other or perhaps as an emphatic negative; Old English had noðer as a contraction of ne oðer "no other."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper