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11. What is a retronym?

More examples: AM radio (after FM was introduced), black licorice (after the red variety came on the market), black-and-white TV, silent film.

More examples: AM radio (after FM was introduced), black licorice (after the red variety came on the market), black-and-white TV, silent film.

More examples: AM radio (after FM was introduced), black licorice (after the red variety came on the market), black-and-white TV, silent film.

More examples: AM radio (after FM was introduced), black licorice (after the red variety came on the market), black-and-white TV, silent film.

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A baby name so old-fashioned that it’s cutting-edge (e.g., Sophie, Max)

 

A new term for an existing thing when the original term becomes ambiguous (“manual” typewriter, “acoustic” guitar)

 

famous person’s original name, as in Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) or David Cornwell (John le Carré)

 

Any old-fashioned or disused term: “braces” (suspenders), for example

 
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