Oner vs Oyer - What's the difference?

oner | oyer |


As nouns the difference between oner and oyer

is that oner is (informal) an extraordinary individual while oyer is (legal|archaic) a hearing in a civil case which is based on the content of a document, in which the plaintiff is required to produce the document.

oner

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (informal) An extraordinary individual.
  • A small marble of little worth in children's games.
  • * 2012 , Nicholas Hagger, A View of Epping Forest (page 143)
  • The winner was the last to flick a marble into the gully. A oner had to beat a fourer four times to win, a fourer had to beat a twelver three times, and so on.
  • (UK) A conker that has won one match.
  • * 1993 , (Henry Normal), Nude modelling for the afterlife
  • May all your conkers be oners / May your love life fail with dishonours
  • * 2005 , Benedict Le Vay, Eccentric Britain (page 32)
  • The history of 'oners' becoming 'sixers' through successive victories
  • * 2006 , Charles Campion, Fifty Recipes To Stake Your Life On (page 119)
  • Conkers so highly prized that it's a wonder they even manage to hit the ground before being swept away to be pickled or baked and then going on to new careers as 'oners' , 'twoers', and so forth.

    Synonyms

    * one of a kind

    Anagrams

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    oyer

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (legal, archaic) A hearing in a civil case which is based on the content of a document, in which the plaintiff is required to produce the document.
  • Usage notes

    * A defendant who formally asks for oyer is said to (term).

    See also

    * oyer and terminer

    Anagrams

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