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English definition of “household name”

household name

noun [C]    
a famous person that most people know of: He was a household name in the 1950s.Famous peopleImportant people and describing important people
(Definition of household name noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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