caconym


caconym
wrongly derived name

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • caconym — /kak euh nim/, n. a name, esp. a taxonomic name, that is considered linguistically undesirable. [1885 90; CAC(O) + ONYM] * * * …   Universalium

  • caconym — noun An incorrect name for something, especially in taxonomic classification. Syn: misnomer …   Wiktionary

  • caconym — cac·onym …   English syllables

  • caconym —   n. bad or wrongly derived name.    ♦ caconymic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • caconym — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Neologism — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Neologism >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 neology neology neologism Sgm: N 1 newfangled expression newfangled expression Sgm: N 1 caconym caconym Sgm: N 1 barbarism barbarism Sgm: N 1 archaism archaism …   English dictionary for students

  • caconymy — See caconym. * * * …   Universalium

  • euonym — noun A name well suited to a person, place or thing so named Syn: aptonym, aptronym, charactonym Ant: caconym …   Wiktionary

  • Names for Names — When my brother and I were little, our parents used to joke that if one of us had been a girl, they could have named us Chris and Alice, so that we would be Chris and Alice Chrisomalis . Fortunately for all concerned, they did not do so, because… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • barbarism — n 1. crudity, coarseness, vulgarity; unenlightenment, uncivilizedness. See barbarity (def.3). 2. atrocity, outrage, enormity. See barbarity (def.2). 3. misuse, misusage, misapplication, error, infelicity, Obs. ill usage; catachresis, solecism,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.