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Word of the Day 02/17/16 Nonce

Nonce (nouon)
nonce [nons]


noun
1. the present, or immediate, occasion or purpose (usually used in the phrase for the nonce).

Origin: 1150-1200; Middle English nones, in phrase for the nones, by faulty division of for then ones for the once ( Middle English then dative singular of the1; ones once )

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