nonce

Pronounced: nahns, noun

Notes: Another word that is new to me


Yesterday’s word

The word grimgribber means “jargon of a trade”

First usage

This word came into English in the early 1700s

Background / Comments

This word comes from the play Conscious Lovers by Richard Steele; it was an imaginary estate in the play. It must have made quite an impression, as the word came into usage shortly thereafter the play came out.


Rejected Word

I came across the word importunate (adj), but I know the noun version (importunity) from the Bible, so I knew this word. Did you?

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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