Definition of household name noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


household name

BrE BrE//ˌhaʊshəʊld ˈneɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaʊshoʊld ˈneɪm//
(less frequent household word) Celebrity news
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a name that has become very well known She became a household name in the 1960s. See related entries: Celebrity news
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: household name