Definition of aptronymic in English:


(also aptonymic)


  • See aptronym

    • ‘I find all those aptronymic characters, their personalities revealed in their whimsical monikers, unbelievably irritating.’
    • ‘Sex advice columns provide enlightenment for the erotically challenged as well as voyeuristic entertainment, and the aptonymic Savage delivers on both counts.’
    • ‘Georgina hands the baby to Auxilia, her aptronymic nanny.’
    • ‘Through Dickensian allusions, including tumbledown cottages, characters with aptronymic names, and surprising turns of fortune, Umansky tells a tongue-in-cheek Victorian tale.’
    • ‘Nineteenth-century writers in particular seemed to have enjoyed creating aptronymic characters.’