Writing & Editing Meet the people behind everyday words Ever heard of Samuel Maverick or Charles Boycott? Maybe not, but chances are, you have used a couple of their coinages. By Laura Hale BrockwayJuly 26, 2013 SHARE We can all think of some famous eponyms, but many words we use every day are eponyms and we don’t even know it. Here are some of those more obscure eponyms. (Definitions are from Wordnik.com.) To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.