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[noh-neym] /ˈnoʊˌneɪm/
packaged and sold without a brand name and usually at a lower price than similar items with brand names; generic:
a can of no-name dog food.
Origin of no-name
First recorded in 1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was this island which had saved the occupants of the no-name, and from which they were rescued.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • By half past eight the no-name was washed down, and ready for a party, if any offered.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
  • "Then we will call her the no-name, till you fix upon something," laughed Stumpy.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
  • The no-name was more fortunate than most of her companions, and got about four hundred mackerel.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
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Word Origin and History for no-name

1978, "not having made a name in one's profession," originally American English sporting jargon, from no + name (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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