Eponym: Word of the Day

Eponym, n.

A word based on or derived from a person’s name.

Leotard, malapropism, and Mount Everest are all eponyms, as each is named after a person.

How will you use eponym in a sentence today?


2 responses to “Eponym: Word of the Day

  1. The name Penny Pritchard then, is an eponym, completely. The reference to a penny is made use of because of the feeling of lack of worth, and pritchard is a name I understand given to birds, also a recurring symbol in the story. Thanks for the information, Richard. It gives me confidence. The only thing is that this explains it in reverse – anti-eponym anyone?

  2. I love Macoroni! derived from McCraven?

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