brand-name [brand-neym] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- having or being a brand name: nationally known brand-name food products.
- Informal. widely familiar; well-known: Several brand-name personalities will be performing at the benefit.
Origin of brand-name First recorded in 1920–25 brand name noun
- a word, name, symbol, etc., especially one legally registered as a trademark, used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify its products distinctively from others of the same type and usually prominently displayed on its goods, in advertising, etc.
- a product, line of products, or service bearing a widely known brand name.
- Informal. a person who is notable or famous, especially in a particular field: The reception was replete with brand names from politics and the arts.
Origin of brand name First recorded in 1920–25 Related Words for brand-nameExamples from the Web for brand-name Contemporary Examples of brand-name
Dr. Joep M. Lange, who died in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, was one of a handful of brand-name AIDS experts.
July 18, 2014
This is about brand-name birth control drugs and other devices that some consumers swear off because they are too expensive.
March 2, 2012
Brand-name architect Robert A.M. Stern, a “modern traditionalist,” has yet to unveil the blueprints and models.
September 28, 2009
When asked to provide the brand of beer he’d like to drink, this brand-name Harvard professor made a list instead of a choice.
July 28, 2009
AT&T is again a brand-name, probably because of the iPhone, as much as anything else.
April 14, 2009
Historical Examples of brand-name
It occurred to him, however, that the Double Cross (which was the brand-name of Mason’s ranch) might be a pleasant place to visit.
B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for brand-name brand name noun
- another name for