how to pronounce nonce


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meanings of nonce


  1. The one or single occasion; the present reason or purpose (now only in for the nonce).
  2. A sex offender, especially one who is guilty of sexual offences against children.
  3. A nonce word.
  4. A value constructed so as to be unique to a particular message in a stream, in order to prevent replay attacks.
  5. A stupid or worthless person.
  6. A police informer, one who betrays a criminal enterprise.


  1. One-off; produced or created for a single occasion or use. Denoting something occurring once.

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