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metonym

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EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from metonymy.

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metonym (plural metonyms)

  1. A word that names an object from a single characteristic of it or of a closely related object; a word used in metonymy.
    Calling the monarch "your majesty" is using a metonym.

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