Dial., Literary not any; no: with a or an: nary a doubt
Origin of naryaltered from ne'er a, never a
Not one: “Frequently, measures of major import … glide through these chambers with nary a whisper of debate” ( George B. Merry )
Origin of naryAlteration of ne'er a
- not one
- There was nary a blip in sales.
Variant form of ne'er a.