"know-nothing" Definition

  1. n. A member of a secret political organization in the United States, the chief objects of which were the proscription of foreigners by the repeal of the naturalization laws, and the exclusive choice of native Americans for office.

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Position in dictionary: 55229 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "know-nothing": 2
Words that end with "know-nothing": 1
Words that contain "know-nothing": 2
Next words in dictionary: know-nothingism, knowa bleness, knowable, knower, knowing, knowingly, knowingness, knowleche, knowleching, knowledge
Previous words in dictionary: know-all, know, knout, knotwort, knotweed, knotty, knotting, knottiness, knotted, knotless

English Dictionary Definition of know-nothing

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