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EtymologyEdit

name +‎ sake. From the phrase "(one's) name's sake"; first recorded in the mid-seventeenth century.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: nāmʹsāk, IPA(key): /ˈneɪmseɪk/
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NounEdit

namesake (plural namesakes)

  1. (originally) One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
    Synonym: eponym
  2. (by extension) A ship or a building that is named after someone or something.
  3. A person with the same name as another.

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VerbEdit

namesake (third-person singular simple present namesakes, present participle namesaking, simple past and past participle namesaked)

  1. (transitive) To name (somebody) after somebody else.