metonym

[met-uh-nim]
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Origin of metonym

First recorded in 1830–40; back formation from metonymy
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Related Words for metonym

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British Dictionary definitions for metonym

metonym

noun
  1. a word used in a metonymy. For example the bottle is a metonym for alcoholic drink
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Word Origin and History for metonym
n.

1788; see metonymy.

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