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



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 Originmid 17th cent.: from the phrase for the name's sake.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: namesake