| Definition -
A name that aptly describes its owner. For example, it can describe either:
(1) occupation (Larry Speakes was the Reagan administration's spokesman) or
(2) personality (Mr. Pinchpenny was a real cheapskate).
Etymology - The word was coined by American newspaper columnist Franklin P. Adams. Though it started its existence as a joke word, it is now sufficiently respectable to have an entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Oxford English Dictionary - There is no OED citation for this term.
(Oxford Companion to the English Language)