Definition of noun adjective in English:

noun adjective

noun

Grammar
  • 1Adjective. Also figurative. Now historical.

  • 2A noun used in apposition.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From noun + adjective, after post-classical Latin nomen adjectivum. Compare Middle French, French † nom adjectif.

Pronunciation

noun adjective

/ˌnaʊn ˈadʒɪktɪv/