Definition of answer to (the name of) in English:

answer to (the name of)

phrase

humorous
  • Be called:

    ‘an attractive woman answering to the name of Suzanne’
    • ‘The owner's children were distraught, as they had travelled as far as Wexford in search of their pet that answers to the name of Prince.’
    • ‘There are children in London's better-to-do nurseries who answer to the name of Maximus.’
    • ‘He is grey with a white nose and paws and was wearing a white collar, he answers to the name of Socks.’
    • ‘A nine-month-old black and white collie answering to the name of Muffy has gone missing.’
    • ‘Four years later she has left newspapers, written two novels and only answers to the name of Lennox.’
    • ‘And not just Melissa but with a tall other guy who answered to the name of Greg.’
    • ‘Appropriately enough, the victory came from the man who answers to the name of Craig Victory.’
    • ‘The parrot, which is still missing, has red tail feathers and a blue plastic ring on his foot and answers to the name of Monty.’
    • ‘He answers to the name of Sam and was last seen on Sunday, September 22 in the Borris Road area.’
    • ‘I've seen him and besides, there aren't many people answering to the name Quill.’