proper adjective

noun

Definition of proper adjective

: an adjective that is formed from a proper noun and that is usually capitalized in English

First Known Use of proper adjective

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Proper adjective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proper%20adjective. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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