Definition of prosonomasia in US English:

prosonomasia

noun

  • Punning or playing on words.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin prosonomasia the giving of a nickname from Hellenistic Greek προσονομασία a naming, appellation from ancient Greek προσονομάζειν to call by a name + -ία.

Pronunciation

prosonomasia

/ˌprɒsɒnə(ʊ)ˈmeɪzɪə/