metonym

[ met-uh-nim ]
/ ˈmɛt ə nɪm /

noun

a word used in metonymy.

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Origin of metonym

First recorded in 1830–40; back formation from metonymy
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British Dictionary definitions for metonym

metonym

/ (ˈmɛtənɪm) /

noun

a word used in a metonymy. For example the bottle is a metonym for alcoholic drink

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