household name


: a person or thing whose name is very well-known
a famous actor who has become a household name

Examples of household name in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zelensky’s Rise: The Ukrainian president, once brushed off as a political lightweight, has become a household name, representing his country’s tenacity. Constant Méheut, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2023 Steve Aoki has been a household name for the last two decades, but that hasn’t stopped him from perpetually experimenting — bounding from one sound to the next — and challenging how his music is consumed, understood, and memorialized. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023 Lunsford, who is self-managed and has no plans to sign with a label, seems extraordinarily grounded for someone who transformed into a household name almost overnight, even becoming such a cultural touchstone that his song was referenced during the first Republican presidential debate. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 14 Nov. 2023 Shohei Ohtani has become a household name among baseball fans. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2023 Pamela Anderson has been a household name for the past three decades, the length of her career in the Hollywood spotlight. Katherine Singh,, 5 Nov. 2023 But few can boast the political prominence and power of Nancy Pelosi, the first female House speaker, who has been a household name for more than three decades during her tenure representing San Francisco in Washington. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 From watching her sons Jason and Travis Kelce face off in February's Super Bowl to bonding with pop superstar Taylor Swift, Donna has become a household name for NFL fans and Swifties. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 His family later opened stores in Rome, Genoa, and Milan, cementing Fürst as a household name in the post-war period. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Household name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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