autantonym

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aut- +‎ antonym.

Coined or reported by Joseph T. Shipley, 1960.[1]

Noun[edit]

autantonym (plural autantonyms)

  1. Alternative spelling of autoantonym.
    • 1960, Joseph T. Shipley, Playing with Words, Prentice-Hall, p. 74[1]
      autantonym — word having two opposite meanings (as a fast horse, and a fast color). Cf. contronym, heteronym, and homonym.
    • 1986, Harry Edwin Eiss, Dictionary of Language Games, Puzzles, and Amusements, Greenwood Press, p. 39.[2]
      autantonym — word having two opposite meanings (as a fast horse, and a fast color). Cf. contronym, heteronym, and homonym.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Shipley, Joseph T. Playing with Words. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1960, p. 74
  2. ^ Eiss, Harry Edwin. Dictionary of Language Games, Puzzles, and Amusements. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986, p. 39.