eponym eponym


  1. (n) the person for whom something is named
  2. (n) the name derived from a person (real or imaginary)

Derived Word(s)


  1. Over the past century, the Nobel committees have, by and large, done right by their eponym.
  2. Despite its eponym's legal troubles, marthastewart.
  3. Without being consulted, you become an eponym.


  • Library gets Hillary Clinton title

    A standing-room-only crowd roared into a frenzy in Little Rock on Monday as Hillary Rodham Clinton became the eponym for the Central Arkansas Library System’s Children’s Library and Learning Center.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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infatuated infatuated
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