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  1. having or being a brand name: nationally known brand-name food products.
  2. Informal. widely familiar; well-known: Several brand-name personalities will be performing at the benefit.

Origin of brand-name

First recorded in 1920–25

brand name

  1. a word, name, symbol, etc., especially one legally registered as a trademark, used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify its products distinctively from others of the same type and usually prominently displayed on its goods, in advertising, etc.
  2. a product, line of products, or service bearing a widely known brand name.
  3. Informal. a person who is notable or famous, especially in a particular field: The reception was replete with brand names from politics and the arts.

Origin of brand name

First recorded in 1920–25
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  • It occurred to him, however, that the Double Cross (which was the brand-name of Mason's ranch) might be a pleasant place to visit.

British Dictionary definitions for brand-name

brand name

  1. another name for brand (def. 2)
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