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Meaning of "wrong 'un" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONG 'UN

wrong 'un play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONG 'UN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrong 'un is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WRONG 'UN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Googly

In cricket, a googly is a type of delivery bowled by a right-arm leg spin bowler. It is occasionally referred to as a Bosie, an eponym in honour of its inventor Bernard Bosanquet. It can also be described, colloquially, as a wrong'un.

Definition of wrong 'un in the English dictionary

The definition of wrong 'un in the dictionary is a dishonest or unscrupulous person.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONG 'UN

wrong
wrong `un
wrong end of the stick
wrong fount
wrong number
wrong-foot
wrong-headed
wrong-headedly
wrong-headedness
wrongdoer
wrongdoing
wronger
wrongful
wrongful arrest
wrongful dismissal
wrongful trading
wrongfully
wrongfulness
wrongly
wrongness

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONG 'UN

begun
Braun
bun
Ch´ang Ch´un
dun
fun
gun
handgun
Hun
in the long run
in the short run
Jun
Kim Jong-un
Kun
nun
pun
run
sun
tun
vingt-et-un

Synonyms and antonyms of wrong 'un in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wrong 'un» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONG 'UN

Find out the translation of wrong 'un to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrong 'un from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrong 'un» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

错了“联合国
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mal un ´
570 millions of speakers

English

wrong ´un
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गलत ´ संयुक्त राष्ट्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خطأ /
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неправильно » ООН
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

errado un ´
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুল ´জাতিসংঘ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

non mauvais »
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Salah ´un
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

falsch ´un
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間違った´アン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잘못된 ´ 해제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Salah ´un
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sai ´ un
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறான ´ஐ.நா.
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चुकीचे ´अन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yanlış ´un
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sbagliato ONU ´
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

złe /
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неправильно » ООН
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ONU greșit /
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάθος ´ un
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkeerde /
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fel /
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

galt ´un
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrong 'un

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG 'UN»

The term «wrong 'un» is normally little used and occupies the 126.604 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG 'UN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrong 'un» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrong 'un» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrong 'un

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONG 'UN»

Discover the use of wrong 'un in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrong 'un and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: Stra to Z
John Stephen Farmer William Ernest Henley. Wrong- un. 366 367 Xmas. Wuzzle. 1771. Smollett, Clinker [Saints- bury (1900), i. 81J. You know, my dear friend, how natural it is for us Irishmen to blunder, and to take the wrong sow by THE EAR.
John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley, 1904
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
WI'OI'IgO ['rDtjeu, 'angeU/ noun Also wronggo. mainly US = WRONG 'UN noun 2; also, a counterfeit coin. 1937—. D. RAYMOND I've had my eyes on both of you . . .and you look like a Wrinkly Wrong Wrongo couple of wrongos to me (1985).
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
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The Shorter Wisden 2012: The Best Writing from Wisden ...
JARROD KIMBER Shane Warne's first real victim wasn't a batsman, but a fellow legspinner — a fellow Victorian leg-spinner, in fact, with a wrong'un so brutal it would crash into the chest of those who lunged blindly fonivard; a leg-spinner who ...
Wisde, 2012
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A complete grammar of the German language: with exercises, ...
... wrong. un'rec&t, adj. wrong. Un'fdjulb, /. s. innocence, purity. un'fdjulbig, adj. innocent, guiltless. un'fn> pron. our, ours. un'fterblicf), adj. immortal. Un'fhrblidjfeit, /. s. immortality. un'ter, prep, under, below, beneath. unterbcffen, adv. meanwhile  ...
James Henry Worman, 1868
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A High School Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language
Un-right'cous (un-ri'chus), a unjust; sinful. Un-right'eous-ly, ad. wickedly Un- righteous -ness, n. wicked- injustice ; wrong. Un-rlght'ful, a. not right; notj just ; wrong. Un-ripe', a. not ripe ; immature Un-ripe'uess, n. want of ripe ness or maturity.
Noah Webster, William Greenleaf Webster, 1853
6
A handy Anglo-Saxon dictionary, based on Groschopp's Grein, ...
... folly. un-rseden, adj. the same as above. un-raad-sid, st. m. act of folly, foolish enterprise. un-riht, adj. unright, unjust, wrong. un-riht, -ryht, st. n. unright, injustice, badness, evil, sin. un-riht-dom, st. m. unrighteousness, wrong. un-riht-feoung, ...
Christian Wilhelm M. Grein, James Albert Harrison, 1885
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The people's portable dictionary, condensed by C. Robson
Un-nIomt'eoue-ness, n. wickedness, injustice, wrong. Un-nIomt'pul, a. not right, not just, wrong. Un-nipe', a. not ripe, immature. Un-nIpe'ness, n. want of ripeness or maturity. Un-ni'vallen, a. having wo rival or equal, uuparalleled. Un-n5ne', v. a.  ...
Noah Webster, Charles Robson, 1863
8
Business Man's Dictionary and Guide to English
... evident. un-mor-al (fin-m6r'-51), adj., having no sense of right or wrong. un- nerve (fin-nfirv'), v. t., to weaken; rob of courage; upset. un-nurn-bered (fin-nfim'-b €rd) , ad j., countless. un-par-al-leled (fin-p5r'-5-léld), adj., unmatched; unequaled .
‎1920
9
Let's Play: Puffin Book of Sports Storie
He had just bowled the perfect wrong 'un! That day, in school, Mohit could think of nothing but that wrong 'un. Countless replays played in his mind, through Maths, Geography, History and English. But it wasn't the same replay every time—like ...
Bhogle, Harsha (introduction), 2010
10
The Impact of Technology on Sport II
For the batsman however, viewing from approximately 18 metres away it would difficult to differentiate between leg spin, flipper and wrong'un on spin rate alone. The 12rps difference between wrong'un and slider may however give him ...
Franz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic, Sadayuki Ujihashi, 2007

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRONG 'UN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrong 'un is used in the context of the following news items.
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Warney gets wrong 'un right
The good old-fashioned wrong 'un is back. And few bowl it as well as Shane Warne. Stuart MacGill is a master, but to see Warne bowling leggies, wrong 'uns, ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 05»

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