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See also: Noone, noöne, no-one, and no one


Etymology 1[edit]

From no +‎ one. Compare Middle English noone, noon, noan (noone). More at none.



  1. Nonstandard spelling of no one.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Noone is formed in parallel to the formation of nobody, anyone, and everyone, but it is 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 2[edit]

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


noone (plural noones)

  1. Obsolete form of noon.

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