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.

Nearby words

  1. no-load,
  2. no-lose,
  3. no-man's-land,
  4. no-mark,
  5. no-mates,
  6. no-no,
  7. no-nonsense,
  8. no-one,
  9. no-par,
  10. no-parking

Origin of no-name

First recorded in 1985–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for no-name



1978, "not having made a name in one's profession," originally American English sporting jargon, from no + name (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper