- 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
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Examples from the Web for no-name
Is an out-of-state, no-name bell maker like Bevin really going to knock off the Senate minority leader?Right-Wing PACs' Formula: Lose Races, Rake In the Cash
August 14, 2014
Unknown writers, like no-name actors, singers, and dancers, continue to get squeezed out by our star-obsessed media.How Celebrity Authors Move Product
June 4, 2011
Against a no-name Republican, though, Gillibrand would be fine.The Next Martha Coakley?
January 25, 2010
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.
"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.
Word Origin and History for no-name
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper