Simple Definition of namesake
: someone or something that has the same name as another person or thing
Full Definition of namesake
: one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named
Examples of namesake in a sentence
How much did President George Bush influence his son and namesake George W. Bush?
Origin of namesake
probably from name's sake
First Known Use: 1646
Rhymes with namesake
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NAMESAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of namesake for Students
: a person who has the same name as someone else and especially one named for another
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