household name

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household name (plural household names)

  1. A brand name that is well known to the great majority of households.
  2. A genericized trademark.
  3. A very well-known public figure.
    • 2020 January 17, Amy Chozick, “This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Likes”, in New York Times[1]:
      Instagram has revolutionized shopping, dealt a near-death blow to women’s magazines, taken celebrities from TV and movie screens to our fingertips and made Shih Tzus and personal trainers household names. (At least in some households.)