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metonym

[met-uh-nim] /ˈmɛt ə nɪm/
noun
1.
a word used in metonymy.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; back formation from metonymy
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British Dictionary definitions for metonyms

metonym

/ˈmɛtənɪm/
noun
1.
a word used in a metonymy. For example the bottle is a metonym for alcoholic drink
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Word Origin and History for metonyms

metonym

n.

1788; see metonymy.

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