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nonce

 (nŏns)
n.
The present or particular occasion: "Her tendency to discover a touch of sadness had for the nonce disappeared" (Theodore Dreiser).

[From Middle English for the nones, for the occasion, alteration of for then anes : for, for; see for + then : neuter dative sing. of the; see the1 + ones, anes, once; see once.]
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nonce

(nɒns)
n
the present time or occasion (now only in the phrase for the nonce)
[C12: from the phrase for the nonce, a mistaken division of for then anes, literally: for the once, from then dative singular of the + anes once]

nonce

(nɒns)
n
prison slang a rapist or child molester; a sexual offender
[C20: of unknown origin]
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nonce

(nɒns)

n.
the immediate occasion or purpose: We'll stay, for the nonce.
[1150–1200; Middle English nones, in phrase for the nones, by faulty division of for then ones for the once]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonce - the present occasion; "for the nonce"
nowadays, present - the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
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Translations

nonce

[nɒns]
A. ADV for the noncepor el momento
B. N (= sexual offender) → delincuente mf sexual
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