Definitions

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  • v. To announce the name of a person before they play a solo.
  • v. To name-drop.

Etymologies

name +‎ check (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The megamall namecheck is pretty opaque, as are the high school lockers.

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  • And he still got his "namecheck" mojo together working the Irish novelist James Joyce and Waco honky-tonker Billy Joe Shaver into the same sentence on one cut.

    Expecting Rain

  • In order for the state to be able to namecheck Seattle as a supporter they also need the union on board, which is set to vote next week.

    Gregoire Trying to Get Local Buy-In on Education Reform Plan « PubliCola

  • The only thing missing is a namecheck for her former husband.

    Cheryl Cole: 'I hate this year'

  • Much was said about search engines and the Internet Archive even got a namecheck.

    Delete, not fade away and radiate? « Innovation Cloud

  • Even so, there's only one ground we've been able to dig out that hits the nail squarely on the head – Stafford Town's Evans Park gets a namecheck whenever Manchester United name Park Ji-sung and Jonny Evans are in the same side.

    Does Robbie Savage stand a chance in Strictly Come Dancing?

  • I want songs set in pubs (or bars, if they're in the rest of the world), songs that namecheck individual establishments, but not songs that simply mention a bar or pub in passing.

    Readers recommend: Songs about pubs and bars

  • You can't but marvel at a rap act who namecheck everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to JRR Tolkien, whose voices weave a tapestry of language, and who musically reference a spectrum from Gladys Knight to the Beatles.

    Wu-Tang Clan

  • He wouldn't be drawn on the details, but did namecheck the lead producers on each title.

    Tim Schafer confirms he has four games in development

  • I'd insert a comment here about how the NYT editors 'failure to namecheck TNH's genius is akin to something Hitler might do, then maybe I'd insert a url in that that sneakily hijacks the browser for a full-screen technicolor goatse kitten-porn gotcha extravaganza -- but then TNH herself would disemvowel me, and I'd join the ranks of the article's subjects, and all would be moot.

    Boing Boing

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