noun \ˈre-trō-ˌnim\

Definition of RETRONYM

:  a term consisting of a noun and a modifier which specifies the original meaning of the noun <“film camera” is a retronym>

Origin of RETRONYM

retro- + -onym
First Known Use: 1980


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