0

Examples:

  • People who work at Google are called "Googlers"
  • Fans of the Green Bay Packers are called "Cheese heads"
  • Readers of Robinhood enewsletter are called "Snackers"
  • Hardcore fans of Harry Potter are called "Potterheads"

These are just several examples. This question was inspired by this tweet.

7
  • Perhaps a nickname? Possibly a tag? May 7, 2020 at 17:07
  • Title? Designation? How about constellation? May 7, 2020 at 17:13
  • Note that the duplicate question broadens to include devotees of say the Grateful Dead ('Deadheads'). May 7, 2020 at 18:32
  • @EdwinAshworth The correct answer is accepted below. Why was this marked as a duplicate if this answer is not the answer of the so-called duplicate?
    – inorganik
    May 7, 2020 at 20:07
  • (1) 'Demonym' identifies 'people belonging to a particular place', not 'people belonging to a particular group', and is not the correct answer to your question. Since you have brought this up, I'll add that you should not have accepted it. 'Googlers', 'Cheese heads', 'Snackers' and 'Potterhead' are not demonyms. (2) 'demonym' and other less incorrect suggestions appear at the duplicate. (3) The question is the duplicate. May 8, 2020 at 14:28

1 Answer 1

1

A term for people belonging to a particular place is called a "denonym":

A demonym or gentilic is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, usually derived from the name of the place or that of an ethnic group.… Examples of demonyms include Cochabambino, for someone from the city of Cochabamba; American for a person from the country called the United States of America; and Swahili, for a person of the Swahili coast.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.