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noone

See also: Noone

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

no +‎ one

PronounEdit

noone

  1. Nonstandard spelling of no one.
Usage notesEdit
  • Noone is formed in parallel to the formation of nobody, anyone, and everyone, but it is often considered incorrect because of the doubled vowels creating a temptation to read and pronounce it as "noon" (/nuːn/).
  • American users (COCA) prefer the spelling no one to either noone or no-one by more than 500 to 1.
  • UK users (BNC) prefer no-one to noone 50 to 1 and no one to noone 12 to 1.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English none, nowne, from Old English nōn (noon; the ninth hour). Cognate with Dutch noen, Icelandic nón. More at noon.

NounEdit

noone (plural noones)

  1. Obsolete form of noon.