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.

Origin of no-name

First recorded in 1985–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for no-name

Contemporary Examples of no-name

Historical Examples of no-name

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

    A Canyon Voyage

    Frederick S. Dellenbaugh

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

    The Coming Wave

    Oliver Optic

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

    The Coming Wave

    Oliver Optic

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

    The Coming Wave

    Oliver Optic

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