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namesake

noun name·sake \-ˌsāk\

: 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
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Examples of NAMESAKE

  1. 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
NAMESAKE Defined for Kids

namesake

noun name·sake \ˈnām-ˌsāk\

Definition of NAMESAKE for Kids

:  a person who has the same name as someone else and especially one named for another

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