Definition of household name in English:

household name

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(also household word)

noun

  • 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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