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Definition of namesake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

namesake

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈneɪmseɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɪmseɪk//
 
 
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a person or thing that has the same name as somebody/something else Unlike his more famous namesake, this Gordon Brown has little interest in politics. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from the phrase for the name's sake.
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