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A name, such as Swede or New Yorker, that denotes an inhabitant or native of a given place.

[Greek dēmos, people; see dā- in Indo-European roots + -onym.]

dem′o·nym′ic adj.
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[35] Harinder Pal, Mausam, "Demonyms and Compound Relational Nouns in Nominal Open IE," in Proc.
Davies is struck by the 'colourful demonyms which Australians use to identify the inhabitants of their country.' For those in Victoria, the residents of New South Wales are termed 'cockroaches' and South Australians are routinely dubbed as 'croweaters'.