noun \ˈme-tə-ˌnim\

Definition of METONYM

:  a word used in metonymy

Origin of METONYM

back-formation from metonymy
First Known Use: 1862


Next Word in the Dictionary: metonymy
Previous Word in the Dictionary: métis
All Words Near: metonym

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up metonym? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).