Paris-based high-end apparel company, founded 1933, named for company co-founder René Lacoste (1904-1996).
1935, "adapt (a written work) for broadcasting or film," from script (n.). Figurative sense, "following prescribed directions," is by 1977. Related: Scripted; scripting.
U.S. car rental company, according to company history founded 1946 at Willow Run Airport in Detroit by U.S. businessman Warren Avis and named for him.
"loud warning horn," 1908, originally on automobiles, said to have been named for the company that sold them (The Klaxon Company; distributor for Lovell-McConnell Manufacturing Co., Newark, New Jersey), but probably the company was named for the horn, from a made-up word likely based on Greek klazein "to roar," which is cognate with Latin clangere "to resound" (compare clang).
"crowd, pack, lot, company," 1848, see kit and caboodle.
1998, proprietary name of drug manufactured by Pfizer company.
"entire body or company; the full amount," late 14c., from whole (adj.).