Definitions For Generic


  • Any product that can be sold without a brand name
  • Wine that does not meet the minimum qualifications and standards for use of a designation by appellation of origin (where the grapes are grown) or by varietal content; may only be labeled by proprietary (made-up) name, by general color (such as vin rouge', vino rosso', rotwein', red wine', etc.), or by general class (as vin ordinaire', vin de table', vino da tavola', tafelwein', table wine', etc.)


  • Applicable to an entire class or group
  • (of drugs) not protected by trademark


  • Relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus


  • A product (such as a drug) that is not sold or made under a particular brand name : a generic product

Is Generic a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Generic is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Generic in a Sentence

  • “Flu” is sometimes used as a generic term for any illness caused by a virus.
  • A love of big things—big cars, big meals—seems to be a generic trait of the American people
  • You can substitute generics for brand-name drugs on this health plan.

Antonyms for Generic

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