May 24, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
surname /ˈsɚˌneɪm/ noun
surname
/ˈsɚˌneɪm/
noun

plural surnames

The man's surname is "Smith."
The man's surname is "Smith."
Learner's definition of SURNAME

[count]

: the name that is shared by the people in a family

◊ In English, your surname comes after your first name and middle name.

  • She took her husband's surname when they got married.

— called also FAMILY NAME; compare LAST NAME

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