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proper noun

noun

: a word or group of words (such as “Noah Webster,” “Kentucky,” or “U.S. Congress”) that is the name of a particular person, place, or thing and that usually begins with a capital letter

Full Definition of PROPER NOUN

:  a noun that designates a particular being or thing, does not take a limiting modifier, and is usually capitalized in English —called also proper name

First Known Use of PROPER NOUN

circa 1890

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