Madison Avenue

noun

Mad·​i·​son Avenue ˈma-də-sən- How to pronounce Madison Avenue (audio)
: the American advertising industry

Word History

Etymology

Madison Avenue, New York City, former center of the American advertising business

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Madison Avenue was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Madison Avenue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Madison%20Avenue. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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