nonstarter etymology

English word nonstarter comes from English starter, English non-

Detailed word origin of nonstarter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
starter English (eng) (baseball) A starting pitcher.. (team sports) A player in the lineup of players that a team fields at the beginning of a game.. A device that initiates the flow of high voltage electricity in a fluorescent lamp. A dog that rouses game.. A yeast culture used to start a fermentation process. An electric motor that starts an internal combustion engine. Someone who starts something.. Something [...]
non- English (eng) Used in the sense of not, to negate the meaning of the word to which it is prefixed.
nonstarter English (eng) A horse that does not run in a race for which it has been entered. A project that has no chance of success.

Words with the same origin as nonstarter

Descendants of non-
nonaccentual nonaggression nonalcoholic noncommittal nondenominational nondescript nondisclosure nonentity nonessential nonexistent nonfat nonfiction nonhuman noninvasive nonlethal nonnegotiable nonpayment nonprofit nonrefundable nonrhoticity nonspecific nonthreatening nontoxic nontraditional