metonym

[met-uh-nim]
noun
a word used in metonymy.

Origin:
1830–40; back formation from metonymy

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metonym (ˈmɛtənɪm)
 
n
a word used in a metonymy. For example the bottle is a metonym for alcoholic drink

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metonym
1837; see metonymy.
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Metonym miscommunication is considered a primary mechanism of linguistic humour.
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