Definition of household name in English:

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household name

(also household word)


A person or thing that is well known by the public: he’d never become a household name, unlike his famous younger brother
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  • Over the past twelve months, he has rocketed from being a relative unknown in the eyes of the public to a household name.
  • HARVARD PHILOSOPHER John Rawls's name is not a household word, but it is unusually well-known around universities.
  • With pricey new building projects, more graduate programs, an increased attention to research, and a renewed emphasis on faith, Baylor's name would become a household word.

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