›disapproving a particular group of similar things that people or things are put into: put sb/sth in a pigeonholeMy boss put me in a pigeonhole, so I was never considered for work in other departments.
Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.
by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,