antonomasia

Pronounced: an-tuh-no-MAY-zhuh (alt: an-tun-no-MAY-zhee-uh), noun

Notes: A good word to know; this kind of thing is relatively common


Yesterday’s word

The word gobemouche is “a gullible or credulous person”

First usage

This word came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

The word comes from French gobe-mouche (flycatcher, sucker), from gober (to suck or swallow) with mouche (fly).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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