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



BrE BrE//nʌn//
; NAmE NAmE//nʌn//
Religious people
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a member of a religious community of women who promise to serve God all their lives and often live together in a convent She was wearing a nun’s habit and leather sandals. compare monk See related entries: Religious people Word OriginOld English nonne, from ecclesiastical Latin nonna, feminine of nonnus ‘monk’, reinforced by Old French nonne.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nun