: the name of a geographic locality

Examples of place-name in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The site included photos and descriptions of the clan figures, as well as Menominee love songs and lullabies and a Menominee language place-names map. Frank Vaisvilas, Journal Sentinel, 2 Apr. 2024 One of my favorite details: Mr. Melancon — Monsieur Melancon? — was from Cut Off, La. My new favorite place-name. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 20 Sep. 2023 Is there any place-name so redolent of adventure, peril and the thrilling cross-currents of culture as the Silk Road? Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of place-name was in 1772

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“Place-name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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