Definition of illiterate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈlɪtərət//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlɪtərət//
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a person who is illiterate Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin illitteratus, from in- ‘not’ + litteratus, from littera ‘letter of the alphabet’, (plural) ‘epistle, literature, culture’.
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