Word of the day

Antonomasia – the use of an epithet or title for a proper name;  the identification of a person by an epithet or appellative that is not the person’s name; the use of a proper name to designate a member of a class; a figure of speech in which some defining word or phrase is substituted for a person’s proper name; use of the name of a person known for a particular quality to describe others; an eponym.

One Response to Word of the day

  1. Paul Scott says:

    I suppose you could go for it , and call an advanced word buff Antonomasia, just for the gall of it. We had the wizard of Christchurch. Ian Brackenbury, I think his real name.
    I think Superman, was just John Clarke, when he was at the office.

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