retronym

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

retro- +‎ -onym; coined by Frank Mankiewicz and popularized by William Safire [1] in The New York Times

Noun[edit]

retronym ‎(plural retronyms)

  1. A new word or phrase coined for an old object or concept whose original name has become used for something else or is no longer unique (such as acoustic guitar where guitar used to mean this but can now also refer to an electric guitar).

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

retro- +‎ -onym

Noun[edit]

retronym c

  1. retronym

Declension[edit]

Inflection of retronym
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative retronym retronymen retronymer retronymerna
Genitive retronyms retronymens retronymers retronymernas

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