from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A word occurring, invented, or used just for a particular occasion; for example, the word mileconsuming in "the wagon beginning to fall into its slow and mileconsuming clatter” ( William Faulkner).
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- n. A word invented for the occasion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. “a word apparently employed only for the nonce”.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion
From for the nonce, and word. (Wiktionary)