Definition of namecheck in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈneɪmtʃɛk/


A public mention or listing of the name of a person or thing, especially in acknowledgement or for publicity purposes.
Example sentences
  • While we're in the Philly area, it keeps occurring to me that he seems to get a lot of namechecks yet I've never investigated his music.
  • Oh - and if you hear anything you think I might like, I would love if you gave me a heads up, either through the gift of mp3 or simply a namecheck.
  • If you know me and you want a namecheck too, just send me five crisp £10 notes in a sealed envelope and I'll do the rest.


[with object]
Publicly mention or list the name of: he namechecks a legion of producers and DJs
More example sentences
  • ‘In the 1960s everything that was coming out of the UK was considered as cool,’ he says, namechecking the first wave of Cool Britannia.
  • He has pretensions to be a serious novelist but mostly confines himself to namechecking Nineteen Eighty-Four and Darkness At Noon.
  • He was namechecking Russian writers in song lyrics.
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