verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for acronym
Bae,” for example, is a term of endearment that is either short for “baby” or an acronym for “before anyone else.Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist|Samantha Allen|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Try not to laugh when you notice what the acronym for said foundation is.It’s Official: ‘Redskins’ Is Racist, but Will the Team or NFL Listen?|Robert Silverman|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
RICO is the acronym for the Racketeer-influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
The acronym of the embodying League of the Common Fate is SOS.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea|Michael Weiss|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The acronym TOW stands for Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command link-guided missile.The Big Weapons that the U.S. May Be Secretly Supplying to the Syrian Rebels|Thomas Gibbons-Neff|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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Word Origin for acronym
Word Origin and History for acronym
word formed from the first letters of a series of words, 1943, American English coinage from acro- + -onym "name" (abstracted from homonym; see name (n.)). But for cabalistic esoterica and acrostic poetry, the practice was practically non-existent before 20c.
Culture definitions for acronym
A word formed by combining the beginning letters of a name or phrase, as in WASP for white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, or by combining the initial syllables of a series of words, as in radar, which stands for radio detecting and ranging.