Eponyms: From César Ritz to a ritzy hotel

An eponym is a word or expression derived from a proper noun. The English language is full of them! Think of the adjective ritzy, which comes from César Ritz (the founder of the famous Ritz hotels) or the Newfoundland dog, which takes its name from the Canadian island where it originated.

In the sentences below, choose the correct meaning of the eponym between square brackets.

Date modified: 2020-08-27

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