Definition - An adjective that is being used as a noun.

Example -
Make the rich pay.
(Here rich is an adnoun because it stands for rich people.)

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1753:
"Adnoun, Adnomen, or Adname, is used by some grammarians to express what we more usually call an adjective."
(Chambers Cycl. Supp.)

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