Nonce-word meaning

A word occurring, invented, or used just for a particular occasion; for example, the word mileconsuming in.
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A word coined and used for a single or particular occasion.
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(lexicography) A word invented for the occasion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nonce-word
Plural:
nonce-words

Origin of nonce-word

  • From for the nonce, and word.

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