attributive noun

noun adjunct

noun Grammar.
a noun that occurs before and modifies another noun, as toy in toy store or tour in tour group.
Also called attributive noun, noun premodifier.

1960–65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  attributive noun
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a noun used like an adjective and modifies another noun, e.g. government policy, administration policy, portrait painter
Example:  An attributive noun can also be called a noun adjunct.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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