Definition of retronym in English:

retronym

Line breaks: retro|nym
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)nɪm
 
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noun

A new term created from an existing word in order to distinguish the original referent of the existing word from a later one that is the product of progress or technological development (e.g. acoustic guitar for guitar).

Origin

1980s: from retro- + -onym.

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