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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

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


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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