A word or phrase used in metonymy, as a substitute for another.
A word used in metonymy.
A word that names an object from a single characteristic of it or of a closely related object; a word used in metonymy.
Calling the monarch "your majesty" is using a metonym.
Origin of metonym
- Back-formation from metonymy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Back-formation from metonymy.