brand-name

adjective
\ ˈbran(d)-ˈnām How to pronounce brand-name (audio) \

Definition of brand-name

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to a brand name brand-name products
2 : having a well-known and usually highly regarded or marketable name brand-name authors the … party lacks brand-name guests or good food— Ryan Lizza

brand name

noun

Definition of brand name (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an arbitrarily adopted name that is given by a manufacturer or merchant to an article or service to distinguish it as produced or sold by that manufacturer or merchant and that may be used and protected as a trademark
2 : one having a well-known and usually highly regarded or marketable name

Examples of brand-name in a Sentence

Noun The drug is sold under several brand names.
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First Known Use of brand-name

Adjective

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of brand-name was in 1922

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“Brand-name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brand-name. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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