[ eth-noh-nim ]

  1. an ethnic name ascribed to a people or group; the proper name by which a people or ethnic group is called or known.: Compare autonym (def. 1), endonym (def. 1).

Origin of ethnonym

First recorded in 1890–95; ethn(o)- + -onym

Other words from ethnonym

  • eth·no·nym·ic [eth-noh-nim-ik], /ˌɛθ noʊˈnɪm ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby ethnonym Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023