Definition of namesake
: one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named <His grandson and namesake is the spit and image of him … — Robert Graves>
Examples of namesake in a sentence
How much did President George Bush influence his son and namesake George W. Bush?
Origin and Etymology of namesake
probably from name's sake
First Known Use: circa 1635
NAMESAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of namesake for English Language Learners
: someone or something that has the same name as another person or thing
NAMESAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of namesake for Students
: a person who has the same name as someone else and especially one named for another
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