Word Formation Processes
Coinage/InventionThe invention of a totally new term is called coinage. The most typical sources are invented trade names for commercial products that become general terms.
Other sources include name of a person or a place. They are the eponyms or antonomasia.
|sandwich||(from the 18th century Earl of Sandwich who first insisted on having bread and meat together while gambling)|
|hoover||(from the Hoover Suction Sweeper Company which produced the first vacuum cleaner)|