One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Something denoted or characterized by the number one.‘I did the last drink in a oner’
individualist, individual, eccentric, nonconformist, free spirit, bohemian, rare bird, maverick, oddityView synonyms
- ‘This is obviously due in part to the hiring of the experienced Vilmos Zsigmond as his cinematographer this time, who gives the scenes a depth we haven't really seen before (not everything is done in a oner).’
- ‘By selling the old car park behind the East Stand at Easter Road - in the over-heating land market worth far more than the £10m that has been quoted - they could practically clear their debts in a oner.’
- ‘I know people planning to tape them all and then watch them in a oner.’
- ‘The raw egg is full of cysteine which helps the body break down the free radicals which build up in the liver and it's best to swallow it in a oner.’
- ‘I'm a slow reader at the best of times but I managed to read this in a oner.’
- 1.1 One pound or one hundred pounds sterling.‘to reclaim my car is gonna cost a oner’pound sterling, £View synonyms
2archaic A remarkable person or thing.
collector's item, rare person, rare thing, rare bird, marvel, wonder, nonpareil, one of a kind, find, conversation pieceView synonyms
- ‘So that makes him a… oner, instead of a twoer, or a threeer.’
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