[ noh-neym ]


  1. 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.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of no-name1

First recorded in 1985–90

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Example Sentences

Is an out-of-state, no-name bell maker like Bevin really going to knock off the Senate minority leader?

Unknown writers, like no-name actors, singers, and dancers, continue to get squeezed out by our star-obsessed media.

Against a no-name Republican, though, Gillibrand would be fine.

Sure, she loves a couture dress, but she embraces the two-dollar vintage no-name just as warmly.

"Then we will call her the No-Name, till you fix upon something," laughed Stumpy.

The No-Name was more fortunate than most of her companions, and got about four hundred mackerel.

One morning Doctor No-name (he represents a type) entered my room.

By half past eight the No-Name was washed down, and ready for a party, if any offered.

It was this island which had saved the occupants of the No-Name, and from which they were rescued.





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