proper adjective

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proper adjective

Proper adjectives, like all adjectives, modify nouns, but they are different from other adjectives because they are actually formed from proper nouns.
They are often made from the names of cities, countries, or regions to describe where something comes from, but they can also be formed from the names of religions, brands, or even individuals.
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proper adjective

n.
An adjective formed from a proper noun.
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prop′er ad′jective



n.
an adjective formed from a proper noun, as American from America.
[1900–05]
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