a whole nother thing meaning

[American slang]
Rur. a completely different matter. (Often "corrected" to a whole other thing. The word nother is a shortening of another.)
  Borrowing! That's a whole nother thing! I thought you said stealing!
  • nother:    [Computer]A parall ...
  • a'thing:     pronoun &nbs ...
  • by-thing:     noun (archaic)&nb ...


  1. This doesn't mean it will disappear from the language; we need lots of expressions we would rarely put into type, like a whole nother thing and put the groceries in the way back.
  2. If your character says " Avast there ye land-lubbers ! " a lot, you kinda get the idea that you have someone who is badly impersonating a pirate and if they say " Howdy Y'all, that's a whole nother thing " then you've probably got a Texan on your hands.

Related Words

  1. a whack at sth meaning
  2. a wheen meaning
  3. a whiff of sth meaning
  4. a whipping boy meaning
  5. a whole heap more meaning
  6. a wide place in the road meaning
  7. a widow bewitched meaning
  8. a wild-goose chase meaning
  9. a will of one's own meaning
  10. a window of opportunity meaning
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