or one·time

[ wuhn-tahym ]
/ ˈwʌnˌtaɪm /


having been as specified at one time; former: my one-time partners.
occurring, done, or accomplished only once: his one-time try at elective office.


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Origin of one-time

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for one-time



(prenominal) at some time in the past; former


Caribbean informal at once
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