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iPod

noun; compounding
An mp3 player made by Macintosh, but has been so ubiquitously accepted into mainstream culture that it is now synonymous with portable music player, mp3 player. An example of synecdoche, iPod has proliferated so much and consumed enough of the market share of mp3 player that it is now synonymous with the type of device and not just with a particular brand’s device.
 
What music do you have on your iPod?” “This isn’t an iPod.
Etymology : iPod. Compound of 'I' (singular pronoun) + 'pod' (streamline external housing)
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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