Definition of not know the meaning of the word in English:

not know the meaning of the word

phrase

informal
  • Behave as if unaware of the concept referred to.

    ‘Humanity? You don't know the meaning of the word!’
    • ‘Curly was never serious, he didn't know the meaning of the word.’
    • ‘These people don't know the meaning of the word defeat.’
    • ‘We don't know the meaning of the word suffering.’
    • ‘Rudy tells the story of a boy who doesn't know the meaning of the word ‘quit.’’
    • ‘Now, there's a man who doesn't know the meaning of the word ‘restraint.’’
    • ‘‘You don't know the meaning of the word,’ he retorted heatedly, and mentally blinked.’
    • ‘‘You don't know the meaning of the word, ‘he told her as he dragged her toward the car, ‘but you're going to learn.’’
    • ‘I had woken up thinking my day would be ordinary but apparently I didn't know the meaning of the word.’
    • ‘I'm sorry, Hannah, he doesn't know the meaning of the word.’
    • ‘I guess that makes two of us who don't know the meaning of the word.’