abstain from

List of verbs derived from personal names

This is a list of verbs derived from the names of real people.


Less common

  • bogart
    • To selfishly keep all of something for oneself.
    • From: Humphrey Bogart who is commonly seen with cigarettes, but rarely seen smoking.
  • Bork
    • To destroy a judicial nominee through a concerted attack on his character, background and philosophy.
    • From: Robert Bork
  • Bobbit
  • Garn


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