From Ancient Greek δῆμος (dêmos, “people”) + ὄνυμα (ónuma, “name”). Possibly coined or revived in 1997 by Paul Dickson of Merriam-Webster in a manner similar to other "nyms".
demonym (plural demonyms)
- A name for an inhabitant or native of a specific place, usually derived from the name of the place.
- Why is it that people from the United States use American as their demonym?
- (obsolete) A pseudonym formed of an adjective.
- The Logophile has my favourite demonym; I would write under it if he didn't.
name for an inhabitant or native of a specific place
pseudonym formed of an adjective