predicate nominative


: a noun or pronoun in the nominative or common case completing the meaning of a copula

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predicate nominative was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Predicate nominative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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