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List of words derived from toponyms

This is a list of English language words derived from toponyms, followed by the place name it is derived from. It is very far from being a complete list.

Contents

  • General 1
  • Events/agreements 2
  • Industries and professions 3
  • Government agencies 4
  • Food and drink (other than cheese and wine) 5
  • Cheese 6
  • Wine 7
  • Corporations 8
  • Elements 9
  • Musical genres 10
  • Derivations from literary or mythical places 11
  • See also 12

General

  • bangalored — after Bangalore, India; used often in the US when jobs are lost because of outsourcing; first time use by the magazine The Economist; usage: "He is sulking today because he got bangalored." [7]

Events/agreements

Industries and professions

  • Bay Street — Canada's financial industry (similar to Wall Street), after Bay Street, the main street of Toronto's financial district
  • Beltway — the pundits, political leaders, and opinion-makers of Washington, D.C., after the highway surrounding the city
  • Broadway — musical theater, after Broadway, a street in New York City
  • The City — London-based financial services, after the City of London
  • Detroit — the American automobile industry
  • Fleet Street — the British press, after the London street that formerly housed many newspapers
  • Hollywoodthe American motion picture industry, after the district of Los Angeles, California, where many motion picture companies are headquartered
  • K Street — lobbying industry working with the U.S. Federal government
  • Madison Avenue — advertising industry, after Madison Avenue, a street in New York City where many advertising firms are headquartered
  • Savile Row — tailoring, after the street in London where the most prestigious tailors are located
  • Wall Street — U.S. financial services industry, after Wall Street, street in New York City where many financial services firms are headquartered

Government agencies

Food and drink (other than cheese and wine)

Note: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is named after the local Saskatoon berry, rather than vice versa.

Cheese

Wine

Corporations

There are some corporations whose name is simply the same as their original location.

Elements

See: Chemical elements named after places

Musical genres

Derivations from literary or mythical places

See also

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