short note on Brand-name

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 5 02:35:40 UTC 2011

OED for brand-name:

> brand-name n. a trade or proprietary name; also /transf./

Unless I misunderstand the "transf." here, there is also an attributive
sense, where "brand-name product" (with or without a hyphen) implies
something with a recognizable mark, of well-known manufacturer/purveyor,
non-generic. This is not quite a shade of the same meaning and deserves
a separate note.


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